New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets NBA Point Spread Picks 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
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Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets play the New Orleans Pelicans at Toyota Center on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The odds on this game have Houston as 11.5 point favorites. The total is set at 234.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/21/2019 Zion Williamson SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 9
8/29/2019 Darius Miller SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/23/2019 Michael Frazier SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Oct 26
10/21/2019 Nene C Hip Expected to be out until at least Nov 15
10/13/2019 Gerald Green SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Mar 2
Jrue Holiday averages 13 points per game in 41 minutes per contest. He averages 6 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year. Brandon Ingram comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 100%.
James Harden averages 19 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 14 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 15%. Russell Westbrook averages 24 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest. He grabs 16 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 130 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 57 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. New Orleans averages 122 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 30 assists per contest, which ranks them 6th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 19 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 117 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 31 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 53 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 11 per game. Houston is 15th in the league with 111 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 37%, while their average scoring margin is -6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 57 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 25. The Rockets are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.
The Pelicans are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. New Orleans is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 21st in the league.
Houston is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Rockets are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 101.1 is ranked 15th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 109.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 24th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -11.5
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