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2021 NBA Handicapping
(8-18) Houston Rockets vs. Atlanta Hawks (13-13)
Date: Monday, December 13th, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
NBA Moneyline Odds: Rockets +500 | Hawks -650 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets +11 / Hawks -11
NBA Betting Total: 223.5
The Houston Rockets will be on the road to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, December 13th. The tip-off is set for 7:30 ET from State Farm Arena.
Both of these teams had the day off on Saturday, so I would expect them to be fresh. We all know how much the players hate back-to-back games.
Atlanta started off as a 12.5 point favorite and that number is now down to 11. The total has gone from 225.5 to 223.5.
In terms of just wins and losses, it has not been a good year for the Rockets. Unless things change a whole lot, they will do a lot of losing this season.
With that said they have won three of their last five games, but they have dropped their last two. It is going to be very hard for them when they face a solid Hawks team on the road.
I have seen some positive things out of this club even though the results have not always been there. They have a good coach and there is some real talent on this roster.
Not that they have played spectacular, but I actually feel this crew is playing better than some thought. I heard some people say before the year started that they would be surprised if they won ten games all year long.
Houston lost to the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday by a score of 113-106. That is a game they would have liked to get back because Memphis was short-handed in that contest.
Christain Wood was the leading scorer for this team on Saturday with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Armoni Brooks also chipped in 18 points and 6 dimes.
The Hawks have not played terribly this year, but they have not quite hit their stride yet. I expect them to get much better as we get deeper in the year.
Atlanta sits at .500 with a record of 13-13. They are currently the 9 seed, which should come as a disappointment to them. A team like them should be much higher than that for sure.
Last year, they were a good story and they were surprising folks. Now, they are expected to be good and the pressure is much higher. So far, they have not lived up to expectations.
Atlanta lost to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday by a score of 113-105. If they were able to knock that team off, it would have been a very big statement win for them.
In the loss to Brooklyn, Trae Young had 31 points, 7 boards, and 10 assists. Clint Capela added 14 points and 16 rebounds. The defense was just not able to contain James Harden and Kevin Durant.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Rockets are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
- The Rockets are 1-19 SU in their last 20 games.
- The Hawks are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The Hawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Houston Rockets vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Analysis:
If you are the Hawks, the Rockets are teams that you must take care of, especially on your home court.
Even though Houston does not have a great record, they have been playing much better as of late. You cannot totally rule them in this ball game.
Atlanta is the better team here, but they cannot just look past Houston and assume they will crush them.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets ATS
Listen, I do feel that the Hawks will take care of business here after dropping to the Nets. I would be pretty surprised if they did not.
For me, I do not totally trust laying the 11 points with the Hawks here. Houston has been very good ATS as of late and I look for that trend to continue. I know they will be able to put up points on Atlanta, but being able to stop their offense is a different story.
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