Atlanta Hawks (21-52) at Houston Rockets (59-14)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -12.5 -- Over/Under: 217 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Atlanta Hawks could use a feel good victory here after losing eight of their last nine games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 103.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.4 points and 6.2 assists while Taurean Prince is averaging 13.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Damion Lee is grabbing four rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost 11 of their last 13 road games.
The Houston Rockets look for yet another victory to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 113.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 31 points and 8.7 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 18.8 points and 7.9 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 10.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets haven’t lost a home game since January 4.
The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
It's no secret the Houston Rockets are the better team here and could mop the floor with the Atlanta Hawks if they truly wanted to. However, the Rockets are on the end of a back to back, have a banged up CP3, and just what will they get out of pouring it on one of the worst teams in the league? Also, the Rockets are just 7-15 ATS this season when a double-digit favorite and the Hawks are 7-4 ATS this season when a double-digit underdog. There's better options out there, but if forced to pick, I'd side with the points.