Hornets vs Rockets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/4/2020
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Houston Rockets
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -14
Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets (31-18, 1st in the Southwest Division) host the Charlotte Hornets (16-33, 4th in the Southeast Division) at Toyota Center on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The odds on this game have Houston as 14 point favorites. The total opens at 228.
The Hornets cover the spread 49.0% of the time, having gone 24-25-0 ATS. Houston is covering 46.9% of the time, going 23-26-0 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/02/20 PF P.J. Washington Jr. Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs Orlando
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/03/20 PG Russell Westbrook Thumb injured last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Charlotte
02/02/20 C Clint Capela Heel is questionable Tuesday vs Charlotte
Terry Rozier comes into this game averaging 18.0 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 87%. PJ Washington averages 12.2 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Russell Westbrook scores 26.4 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.0 rebounds per contest and has 7.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. James Harden averages 35.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.5 rebounds per game and has 7.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 103.0 points per contest, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.9 per game. The Hornets allow 110.5 points per contest, which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 26.7 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 118.7 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.4 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 21.6. The Rockets are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Rockets give up 114.6 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 113.4, and their offensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 27th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Charlotte is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Houston is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Rockets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.9, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 15th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -14
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