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Atlanta Hawks vs. Houston Rockets - 11/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Rockets (3-2) at Atlanta Hawks (3-2)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)

The Line: Atlanta Hawks -3 -- Over/Under: 218.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RTSW/FSSE

The Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks square off Saturday night in NBA action at the Philips Arena.

The Houston Rockets look to build on a 3-2 start when they play their fifth road game of the season. The Houston Rockets are averaging 110.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 31.8 points and 12.4 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 17.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Ryan Anderson is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last eight road games.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Houston Rockets - 11/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Atlanta Hawks hope to get back on track after back-to-back losses, including Friday’s loss to the Washington Wizards. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 106.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 96.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 16.8 points and 4.4 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 16.4 points and 12 rebounds. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won five of their last six home games.

The Rockets are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-9 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Rockets are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Atlanta and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.

This is a tough game to cap because you know Howard and the Hawks will want to produce a victory for the big fella against his former team. However, the value is on the Houston Rockets and the free bucket. Houston is an up-and-down team that wants to score 120 points, and that's not what you want to face when you just played last night. The Rockets may be too much offensively for a Hawks team that's already lost two straight. 

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