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(28-20) Atlanta Hawks vs. Houston Rockets (36-16)
Date: Thursday February 2nd
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center – Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -9
NBA Betting Total: 222
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This Thursday will see an East vs. West showdown between two likely playoff teams in their respective conferences, as the Atlanta Hawks head to the Lone Star State to take on the Houston Rockets.
The Hawks have won the last six meetings between the two, including a 112-97 win earlier this season.
This will be the second game of a back-to-back for the Hawks as they play the Heat in Miami on Wednesday. They are currently in 5th place in the Eastern Conference.
The Rockets dominated the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, winning at home 105-83. Although they have been in a bit of a slump, they still hold onto the 3rd place in the West.
Before taking on the hottest team in the NBA in the Heat (pun intended), the Atlanta Hawks had won four of their last six games, including a thrilling overtime shootout against the New York Knicks on Sunday.
Atlanta managed to finally pull out a 142-139 victory in that game to remain tied with the Washington Wizards for the lead in Southeast Division.
Atlanta is currently ranked 20th in the league in scoring, averaging 103.8 points per game. They rank 13th in rebounding with 43.9 and 5th in assists with 24.3 per contest.
They have been slightly above average defensively, allowing 104 points per game which ranks 10th in the NBA.
Paul Millsap leads the way for the Hawks this year, averaging 18.1 points and 8.2 rebounds a night. Dennis Schroder adds 17.6 points and 6.4 assists, and Dwight Howard contributes 13.8 points and 12.8 boards per game.
Houston may have gotten things back on track with a drubbing of the Sacramento Kings. Prior to the victory, they had lost three of four games, all of which were on the road.
The Sacramento game was their first back at home since January 20th, and they hope to be able to regain some momentum going forwards.
Houston comes into this game averaging a whopping 114.1 points per game, which is 2nd in the NBA.
They rank 11th in rebounding with 44 and 2nd in assists with 25.6 per contest. Unsurprisingly, their defense continues to be horrible, but they continue to make the whole concept of defense seem overrated.
The Rockets allow 108 points per game which is 24th in the league.
James Harden continues to put up mind-blowing numbers (at least, they would be mind-blowing if it weren’t for that guy in OKC). Harden averages 28.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 11.5 assists per game.
Eric Gordon adds 17.3 points per game, and Ryan Anderson contributes 14.2 points and 5.2 rebounds a night.
NBA Betting Trends:
- ATL are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games.
- Under is 7-2 in HOU last 9 overall.
- HOU are 53-25-3 ATS in their last 81 Thu. games.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
Even though the Rockets struggled on their long road trip, they have been dominant at home this year. Although the Hawks are clearly better competition that the Kings, Houston should have been able to tune back up in their return home against Sacramento.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Strong Lean UNDER 222
Atlanta is a well-balanced team, but they just don’t have the firepower to keep up with Houston.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 107 – Houston 112
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