Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors Game 1 Tips 4/28/2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019
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The Houston Rockets travel to Oracle Arena on Sunday where they'll meet Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors. Golden State opens as 6.5-point favorites. The total is 226.5. The Warriors took 6 games to dispose of the Clippers while the Rockets beat the Jazz in 5 games. The Rockets (53-29, 1st in the Southwest Division) cover 51% of the time, going 43-41-3 on the season. The Warriors (57-25, 1st in the Pacific Division) have an ATS mark of 38-49-1, so they cover 44% of the time. As a favorite, Golden State is covering 43% of the time, while Houston covered the spread 58% as an underdog on the season. The Warriors haven't been good for NBA wagerers at home, going 17-26-1 ATS.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 43-41-3 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 39-44-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 38-49-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 42-46-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
04/16/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Quad is out for season
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 36.1 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Chris Paul averages 15.6 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.2 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kevin Durant averages 26.0 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Stephen Curry averages 27.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 113.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.3 per game. The Rockets allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 2nd in the league with 117.7 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 46.2 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 29.4. The Warriors are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Warriors surrender 111.2 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors were 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game last season.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.5, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. 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. Houston is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 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 13th in the league.
Golden State is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 28th in the league. The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.9, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston +6.5
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