The Houston Rockets (23-28) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (23-29) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on BSSE. The Hawks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rockets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the 76ers. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Rockets vs Hawks
The Rockets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Dillon Brooks scored 20 for Houston against the Raptors which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 44.7%. Cam Whitmore finished 2nd on the team with 17 points, but Houston ended the game with a 107-104 loss.
In the Rockets’ most recent five games, they have gone 1-4 and currently have a record of 23-28. Against other Western Conference teams, the Rockets are 16-13 compared to a 7-15 record in non-conference games.
Houston has an overall ATS record of 27-23 as they come into today’s game. The Rockets maintain an ATS record of 9-14 on the road, while they have a 18-9 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Hawks Are Coming Off A Win
The Hawks notched a win against the 76ers in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 127-121. Hawks’ victory in this game wasn’t just a straight-up win; they also covered the spread as -3.5-point favorites. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 244.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
When the Hawks go up against the Rockets, they’ll have an overall record of 23-29 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. On the road, the Hawks are 11-15 this season compared to 12-14 at home.
Atlanta has an overall ATS record of 16-36 as they come into today’s game. Atlanta has gone 8-19 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 8-17 when playing as underdogs.
Rockets Offense Breakdown
Through 51 games games, Houston is averaging 113.5 points per game (21st).
When it comes to scoring, the Rockets are 21st in the NBA at 113.5 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 111.1 points per game (22nd).
So far this season, the Rockets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 41.2% of their games. In terms of pace, Houston is 13th at 99.3 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Rockets are 24th in field goal percentage at 46%. From three-point range, they are making 12 threes per game (20th) at a 35% clip (26th).
Hawks Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Atlanta offense is the 3rd ranked unit in the NBA, at 121.7 points per contest.
When playing at home, the Hawks are averaging 124.1 points per game, which is 3rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 3rd in the league in scoring at 121.7 points per game. Atlanta is also one of the top teams in terms of pace, ranking 3rd at 101.5 possessions per game.
So far this season, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 63.5% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Atlanta is 22nd in the league at 46%. This season, they have made 13.8 three-pointers per game, which is 6th in the NBA.
When it comes to free throws, the Hawks are 2nd in the league in made free throws at 20.2 per game. In terms of assists, Atlanta is 19th in the NBA at 26.2 per game. One area where the Hawks have excelled is offensive rebounding, as they are 1st in the league in that category.
Rockets Team Defense
Currently, the Rockets’ defense holds the 9th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.6 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Rockets are forcing 12.4 per game, which is 12th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 25th in blocked shots at 4.4 per game.
Hawks Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Hawks’ defense is giving up an average of 123.9 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Hawks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 58.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 39.2% from downtown.
Key Players For The Rockets And Hawks
For today’s matchup, we project Alperen Sengün to lead the scoring for the Rockets, putting up 19 points and shooting at a rate of 8/15. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.3 points per game, along with 9.3 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Trae Young to be the top scorer for the Hawks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 26, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 43.3% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 27.3 points per game.
Rockets vs Hawks Trends
- Houston has a 1-4 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 113 points per game while allowing 112. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Atlanta has an ATS record of 3-7 while averaging 115 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
- Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Rockets have a strong record vs the spread going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-4.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Hawks have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 3-0 in these scenarios.
We’re calling a win for the Hawks, with a final score of 103-98, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Hawks at -4.5.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 239.5, and our model predicts the Rockets and Hawks to score a combined 201 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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