Charlotte Hornets vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 1/18/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Houston Rockets
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest
Toyota Center is the site where the Houston Rockets will attempt to defeat the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.
The Hornets faced off with the Celtics and took a loss by a score of 130-118 in their last contest. Charlotte walked away from the game with a 45.6% field goal percentage (41 of 90) and converted 13 out of their 31 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Hornets converted 23 of their 30 shots for a rate of 76.7%. With respect to rebounding, they collected 38 with 13 of them being offensive. They also dished out 26 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When discussing defending, Charlotte let their opponent shoot 49.4% from the floor on 43 of 87 shooting. Boston earned 34 dimes and had 1 steal for the contest. On top of that, Boston pulled down 47 rebounds (14 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Boston ended up going 96.0% from the charity stripe by making 24 of 25 shots. They converted 20 out of their 43 attempts from three-point range. When discussing fouls, the Hornets ended up with 18 and the Celtics accumulated 21 fouls.
Jalen McDaniels is one player who was a major factor in this matchup. McDaniels finished the game at 60.0% from the field and also totaled 1 assist. He played 35 minutes and also totaled 3 boards. He accumulated 26 points on 9 of 15 shooting.
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Charlotte steps onto the court with a record of 11-34 this season. They have an average of 112.2 points per game (22nd in the NBA) while going 45.0% from the field. The Hornets are hitting 33.0% on 3-pointers (498 of 1,508) and 75.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Charlotte is pulling in 45.4 rebounds per game and has earned 1,138 dimes on the campaign, which is 10th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per game and as a squad they are committing 21.2 fouls per game.
On defense, the Hornets are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game and they draw 20.7 personal fouls. They give up 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 28th in the NBA in PPG allowed (118.9). The Hornets defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 48.1% (1,934 of 4,020) and they relinquish 46.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They are 29th in the league in giving up assists with 1,206 relinquished on the season.
For their last game, the Rockets took a loss by a score of 140-132 when they played the Lakers. The Rockets were able to collect 31 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 in the game. They also turned the ball over 8 times, but didn't have a steal. The Lakers committed 19 personal fouls for the contest which got the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 31 attempts. They were able to convert 23 of those for a clip of 74.2%. When talking about 3-point shots, Houston made 11 of their 30 tries (36.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Rockets ended up going 49 for 100 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.0%. The Rockets permitted the Lakers to knock down 49 of 91 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.8% for this game. They shot 36.4% from downtown by shooting 12 of 33 and finished the contest at 30 of 35 at the free throw line (85.7%). Concerning rebounding, Houston permitted Los Angeles to pull down 39 in total (9 offensive).
Alperen Sengün ended up being a factor for the Rockets in the matchup. Sengün earned 33 points in his 37 mins on the court and had 6 dimes for this game. He made 14 out of 17 in the game for a rate of 82.4%, and had 15 rebounds.
Houston has a mark of 10-34 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Rockets are shooting 44.5% from the floor, which ranks them 30th in the league. Houston has 4,824 points this year (109.6 per game) and they grab 46.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.1 times per game (29th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 16.7 times per contest. The Rockets are committing 20.8 fouls per game and they go 76.1% from the charity stripe.
The Houston defense gives up 36.8% on shots from 3-point land (635 of 1,726) and their opposition makes 78.8% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 25.7 assists and 42.3 total boards per game, which ranks them 21st and 5th in the league. The Rockets on the defensive side of the court are 25th in basketball in PPG given up with 117.5. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.7% from the field (22nd in basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston
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