Houston Rockets at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/27/2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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The Houston Rockets travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 4.5 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 35-25. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.1 as they average 113.2 points per game while giving up 111.1 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 28-32. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 111.0 points per contest and give up 111.5, which is a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 27-32-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 32-27-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 28-31-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 33-27-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/25/19 C Nene Hilario Rest is questionable Wednesday vs Charlotte
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 36.3 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Chris Paul averages 16.1 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.3 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Kemba Walker averages 25.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Jeremy Lamb averages 15.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 113.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.8 per game. The Rockets allow 111.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 18th in the league with 111.0 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 23.1. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Hornets surrender 111.5 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.6, and their defensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 18th 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 8th in the league.
Charlotte is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Hornets are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 21st. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +4.5
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