Hawks vs. Rockets - 3/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (41-18) at Atlanta Hawks (47-12)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, SPSO, NBATV
The Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks square off Tuesday night at the Philips Arena.
The Houston Rockets look to build on their five-game winning streak. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 103.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Trevor Ariza is averaging 12.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while Corey Brewer is averaging 12 points and 3.1 rebounds. Donatas Motiejunas is dishing 1.6 assists and Terrence Jones is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are allowing just 39.2 percent shooting during this winning streak despite allowing 100-plus points in eight of their last 10 games. 10 of the Rockets 18 losses this season have come on the road. James Harden (possible suspension) and Kostas Papanikolaou (injury)are questionable for this game.
USA TODAY Sports
The Atlanta Hawks look to build on their four-game winning streak. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting and are allowing 96.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17 points and 7.9 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 16.7 points and 7.3 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Kyle Korver is shooting 49.4 percent from the field. The Atlanta Hawks are still winning games despite shooting just 41.2 percent from the field in their last five contests. The Hawks starting lineup should be well rested considering it hasn’t played since last Friday. The Hawks have lost just one home game since late December.
The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 vs. Western Conference and 36-15-1 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Rockets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta and 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
No Harden or Howard on the court for the Rockets, I have to take the Hawks at home. I don't love the chalk, but Atlanta should get the win and cover here at home.