Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/3/2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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The Houston Rockets travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 8 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 21-15. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.6 as they average 109.9 points per game while giving up 108.3 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 25-13. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 115.8 points per contest and give up 111.3, which is a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 18-17-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 19-16-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 16-22-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 19-19-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/21/18 PG Chris Paul Hamstring is out indefinitely
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
01/01/19 G Eric Gordon Knee is questionable Thursday vs Golden State
01/01/19 SF James Ennis III Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs Golden State
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 33.3 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Clint Capela averages 17.0 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 12.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Klay Thompson averages 21.0 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 28.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 109.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.7 per game. The Rockets allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 3rd in the league with 115.8 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 27.9. The Warriors are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Warriors surrender 111.3 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 23rd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 6th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Golden State is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 109.9, and their offensive rating of 114.4 is ranked 14th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston +8
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