Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Hawks vs Rockets Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Atlanta Hawks taking on the Houston Rockets Tuesday, December 29th at the Toyota Center, in Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Atlanta Hawks (20-13) vs. Houston Rockets (16-16)
Date: December 29th, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Atlanta Hawks +115, Houston Rockets -135
NBA Betting Odds: Houston Rockets -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 210.5
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The Atlanta Hawks will look to get back in the win column after their 6 game winning streak came to an end against the Indiana Pacers.
Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets will look to continue the little bit of momentum they have quietly gained over the past month or so.
The Atlanta Hawks had a good run going as they won their last 6 games, but that came to an end against the Indiana Pacers.
Now, the Hawks will have a quick turn around as they face the Houston Rockets down there in Houston, Texas. A very tough spot for the Hawks.
The Hawks have a nice balanced team as they can score and play some defense. Hawks are very efficient on the offensive end ranking 5th in field goal percentage, while they rank 11th in scoring defense.
One thing to watch for is the Eastern Conference versus Western Conference dynamic. The last two times the Hawks came down to face a Western Conference team they didn’t just lose, but they got blown out.
The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Hawks 107-94, and the San Antonio Spurs smashed them 103-78. Keep an eye out for that in this game.
The Houston Rockets may still have a pedestrian .500 record sitting at 16-16, but they are trending in the right direction.
The Rockets are 4-2 in their last 6 games overall, but most importantly, they have been defending their home court as they have won their last seven home games, including a huge win on Christmas over the San Antonio Spurs.
Plus, the Rockets are showing some signs of playing a little defense. In their last 10 games, they have held their opponent to under 100 in 5 of those games, and in their last 6 games they have held their opponent to under 100 points in 4 of those games.
The Rockets are playing better and it’ll be something to watch for as the year rolls on into 2016.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Houston is 4-0 straight up and ATS at home in their last 4 games
- Houston under is 5-1 in the last 6 games
- Atlanta over is 6-1 in their in the last 7 games
- Atlanta is 4-11 ATS against the Rockets in their last 15 meetings
Free NBA Prediction:
The Hawks are playing back-to-back games and have to travel all the way down to Houston. The Rockets, meanwhile, will be well rested and they are playing well of late. I like the Rockets to win fairly comfortably in this one.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Houston -2.5 ATS
The Rockets may end up pulling away late in this one.
The Rockets are playing better on the defensive end and they will score their points. With this being the second game of a back-to-back and the long travel, the Hawks might not have their legs in this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 109 – Atlanta 98
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