Houston Rockets at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The Houston Rockets travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 1 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 22-15. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.5 as they average 110.5 points per game while giving up 109.0 per contest. The Blazers have an overall mark of 22-16. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 111.3 points per contest and give up 110.4, which is a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 19-17-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 20-16-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 19-19-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 17-21-0 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
01/03/19 G Eric Gordon Knee is questionable Saturday vs Portland
01/03/19 PG Austin Rivers Neck injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Portland
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Clint Capela averages 17.3 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 12.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%. James Harden comes into this contest averaging 33.6 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 90%. CJ McCollum averages 21.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 109.0 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 26th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.0 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. Houston averages 110.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 110.4 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game. Portland is 14th in the league with 111.3 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.5 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 21.2. The Blazers are 8th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 24th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. 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 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Portland is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Blazers are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 15th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland +1
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