Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 8/11/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
Dejounte Murray and the San Antonio Spurs (31-38, 4th in the Southwest Division) play the Houston Rockets (44-25, 1st in the Southwest Division) at HP Field House on Tuesday. The Rockets cover 47.8% of the time, having gone 33-36-0 ATS. San Antonio is covering 42.6% of the time, going 29-39-1 against the spread.
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
08/10/20 SG James Harden Rest is out Tuesday vs San Antonio
08/10/20 PG Russell Westbrook Quad is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs San Antonio
08/09/20 SF Bruno Caboclo Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs San Antonio
07/29/20 SG Eric Gordon Ankle is out indefinitely
07/21/20 SF Thabo Sefolosha Personal is out for season
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
08/09/20 SG Bryn Forbes Quad is questionable Tuesday vs Houston
08/09/20 PG Derrick White Knee left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Houston
08/09/20 C Tyler Zeller Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Houston
07/31/20 PF Trey Lyles Appendix is out indefinitely
06/14/20 C LaMarcus Aldridge Shoulder is out for season
Russell Westbrook comes into this game averaging 27.4 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Robert Covington averages 12.7 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dejounte Murray scores 10.9 points per contest while playing 25.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. DeMar DeRozan averages 22.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 118.5 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 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 21st in the NBA. They average 44.6 boards per contest and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.5 per game. The Rockets allow 114.6 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 15th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 25.1 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 8th in the NBA with 114.0 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.32. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 24.6. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Spurs give up 115.3 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.8 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 45.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 16th in the league.
San Antonio is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league. The Spurs are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 17th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio
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