Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/13/2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 2 point favorites.
The Warriors have a record of 45-21. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 5.9 as they average 118.2 points per game while giving up 112.3 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 42-25. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 113.0 points per contest and give up 110.2, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 26-39-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 33-33-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 30-34-2 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 34-31-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/11/19 SF Kevin Durant Ankle left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Houston
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 27.4 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Stephen Curry averages 27.9 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Chris Paul averages 15.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 8.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. James Harden averages 36.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 7.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 118.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 29.2 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.1 per game. The Warriors allow 112.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 12th in the league with 113.0 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 21.0. The Rockets are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Rockets surrender 110.2 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 116 is ranked 17th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Golden State is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Houston is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.8, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -2
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