At 7:30 ET, the Atlanta Hawks host the Houston Rockets in a non-conference matchup. The Hawks are favored by 4.5 points.
BSSE will have the TV coverage for this game. The Rockets are on a three-game losing streak and have a 23-28 record. The Hawks are 23-29 and currently 10th in the Eastern Conference.
HOUSTON ROCKETS VS ATLANTA HAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Atlanta Hawks -4.5
This game will be played at State Farm Arena at 7:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE ATLANTA HAWKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 103-98 in favor of the Hawks.
- Our projections have Trae Young finishing with Trae Young points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists.
- From the field, we have the Hawks finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.8% and knocking down 12 threes.
Can the Rockets Pull the Upset on the Road?
As the underdog, the Rockets have lost three straight games against the spread. Today’s O/U line of 239.5 is higher than 49 of their previous games this season.
In their last game, Houston lost to the Raptors by a score of 107-104. The Rockets were 2.5-point underdogs in that game, and the O/U line was 235.5.
On the season, Houston is 27-23 against the spread and 24-27 on the over/under. In their games this season, the average combined scoring total is 226.1.
Overall, the Rockets are 23-28 this season and are currently 12th in the Western Conference. Against the West, they are 16-13 compared to 7-15 against non-conference opponents.
On the road, the Rockets are 9-14 ATS and have an average scoring differential of -5.4 points per game. This year, they are 5-19 straight-up on the road.
This season, the Rockets have been a below-average offensive team, ranking 21st in the NBA in scoring at 113.5 points per game. On the road, they have averaged 111.1 points per game.
So far, Houston has outscored the league average in just 41.2% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 13th in the NBA at 99.3 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Rockets have made 46% of their field goal attempts, which is 24th in the league. From three-point range, they are shooting 35% (26th).
So far, the Rockets’ defense is ranked 9th in the league at 112.6 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Rockets defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.0% while allowing 34.3% from downtown.
Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Atlanta?
As the Hawks look to extend their ATS win streak to three games, they are favored by 4.5 points over the Rockets. This season, Atlanta has gone 8-19 ATS as the home favorite and 16-11 straight-up as the favorite.
On average, the Hawks’ games have finished with 245.6 points, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 239.5. This season, their games have averaged an over/under line of 240.8.
In their last game, the Hawks defeated the 76ers by a score of 127-121. The O/U line for that game was 244.5 points, and Atlanta was favored by 3.5 points going into the game.
Atlanta’s win over the 76ers improved their record to 23-29 for the season. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently in 10th place, and they are 3rd in the Southeast Division.
So far this season, the Hawks are 29-23 on the over/under. In their last 49 games, 26 of them have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 239.5.
When playing at home, the Hawks are averaging 124.1 points per game, which is 3rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 3rd in scoring at 121.7 points per game.
Atlanta is one of the most efficient teams in terms of getting to the free-throw line, ranking 4th in attempts and 2nd in makes. In terms of pace, they are 3rd in the league at 101.5 possessions per game.
So far this season, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 63.5% of their games. They are also the top offensive rebounding team in the league.
Looking at the Hawks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 123.9 points per game (29th). The Atlanta defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Atlanta.