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Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction & Betting Tips 12/20/2023

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Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks 12/20/2023
  • We like the Hawks on the moneyline (+148)
  • The Hawks are also our pick on the spread at +4
  • Our NBA model projects 215 points, and we suggest taking the under

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The Hawks and Rockets are set to face off at 8:00 ET on Spac. The Rockets will host the game at Toyota Center in Houston, TX.

The over/under for this game is set at 235 points, and the Rockets are the home favorites against the Hawks in a non-conference matchup. Check out BetCoco for Houston Rockets – Atlanta Hawks odds

Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Hawks and Rockets did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Hawks have a record of 2-1. However, against the spread the Rockets went 2-1. The over/under record in these matchups was 2-1 on an average of 239 points per game.

  • In their last three games away from home, the Hawks have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 124 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Rockets have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 5-4-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 112 points per game in these contests.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Atlanta has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Rockets have an ATS record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction

Across their last ten games, the Hawks are 3-7 and head into today’s game vs. the Rockets with an overall record of 11-15. In Eastern Conference games, the Hawks are 8-13 compared to 3-2 in non-conference play.

Atlanta arrives with an ATS record of 6-20 for the season up to this point. When playing on the road, the Hawks hold an ATS record of 5-10 in contrast to a 1-10 record against the spread when playing at home.

With more than half of the Hawks’ games exceeding the over/under lines, their over/under record stands at 16-10-0. The games they’ve played have an ongoing average of 226.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 238.8.

In their recent matchup, the Hawks offense ended with 130 points against the Pistons. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 54.1% and made 16 threes. So far this season, the Hawks offense has looked to push the pace, averaging 101.3 possessions per contest. For the season, they are 2nd in field goal attempts per game and their season field goal percentage is 47%.

At present, the Hawks’ defense is ranked 28, allowing 122.7 points per game.

In the terms of takeaways, Hawks are causing 13.2 turnovers per game, ranking 16th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 21st in rejections, averaging 4.7 blocked shots each game.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Hawks, the Rockets are above .500 with a 13-11 record. In road games this season, the Rockets are 2-10 while going 11-1 at home.

In terms of the spread, Houston currently holds an ATS record of 16-7, which is above .500. This season, Houston has a 6-0 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 10-7 when playing as underdogs.

The Rockets come in with an over/under record of 9-15-0 for the current season. Their played games maintain an ongoing average of 202.0 points per game, alongside an average over/under line of 220.2.

Houston’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 130 points vs. the Cavaliers. Overall, they hit 46.1% of their shots from the field and went 24/27 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Rockets was Fred VanVleet with 27 points, while Alperen Sengün also chipped in with 24 points.

Coming into the game, the Rockets defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 33.3% of their games. Currently, they are 2 in the NBA at 107.3 points per game allowed.

The Houston defense has allowed opponents to shoot 31.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 44.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Houston.

In spite of being 4 point underdogs, we anticipate the Hawks winning this one 110-105.

Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Tips

  • We like the Hawks on the moneyline (+148)
  • The Hawks are also our pick on the spread at +4
  • Our NBA model projects 215 points, and we suggest taking the under

Houston Rockets Injury Report

  • Victor Oladipo – Knee – Out
  • Jae’Sean Tate – Illness – Questionable
  • Amen Thompson – Illness – Questionable

Atlanta Hawks Injury Report

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic – Ankle – Questionable
  • Jalen Johnson – Wrist – Out
  • AJ Griffin – Personal – Out
  • Mouhamed Gueye – Back – Out
  • Kobe Bufkin – Thumb – Out

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