Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Predictions, Free NBA Pick 2/20/2020
Game: Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -9
Chase Center is the site where Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors (12-43, 5th in the Pacific Division) will take on the Houston Rockets (34-20, 1st in the Southwest Division) on Thursday. The spread on this game has Houston as 9 point favorites. The O/U opens at 232.5.
The Rockets are covering the spread 48.1% of the time, having gone 26-28-0 ATS. Golden State is covering 49.1% of the time, going 27-28-0 against the spread.
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/14/20 SG Eric Gordon Leg is questionable Thursday vs Golden State
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/30/19 PG Stephen Curry Hand is out indefinitely
10/19/19 SG Klay Thompson Knee is out indefinitely
02/14/20 C Kevon Looney Hip is questionable Thursday vs Houston
James Harden comes into this game averaging 35.3 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Russell Westbrook averages 27.2 points per contest in 36.0 minutes per game. He averages 7.2 assists per game and 8.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Draymond Green scores 8.3 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 6.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Andrew Wiggins averages 22.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 118.2 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 45.6 boards per contest and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.5 per game. The Rockets allow 114.5 points per contest, which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 25.7 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 26th in the NBA with 106.3 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.44. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.1 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 25.2. The Warriors are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Warriors give up 114.7 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.0 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 47.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 15th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 9th. 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. Houston is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Golden State is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league. The Warriors are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.8, and their defensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State +9
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