Hawks vs. Rockets - 3/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (35-34) at Atlanta Hawks (40-29)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks square off Saturday night at the Philips Arena.
The Houston Rockets look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 106.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.6 points and 7.1 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.7 points and 12 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Patrick Beverley is dishing 2.8 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last 10 road games.
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The Atlanta Hawks look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.4 points and 8.7 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15.4 points and 3.1 assists. Jeff Teague is dishing 5.9 assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won five straight home games.
The Rockets are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Rockets are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta and 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Hawks are playing some of their best ball of the season, and the Rockets continue to be the most up and down team I've ever seen. I have zero confidence in the Rockets. Give me Atlanta at home and the reasonable number.