Hawks at Rockets - 12/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (20-12) at Houston Rockets (16-16)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -2.5 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets square off Tuesday night at the Toyota Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 101.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.9 points and 8.8 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 15.4 points and 5.9 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Dennis Schroder is dishing 4.4 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last eight road games. Tiago Splitter is out with a leg injury.
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The Houston Rockets look for a nice victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Houston Rockets are averaging 103.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 46.3 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.4 points and 6.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 12.6 points and 11.5 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Patrick Beverley is dishing 2.2 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game. The Houston Rockets have won seven straight home games.
The Hawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Rockets are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Hawks are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Houston and 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
I've been saying that the Rockets are showing signs of bouncing back and starting to play like the playoff team from last year. I also don't trust the Hawks at all. I like the Rockets and the small chalk here.