Tuesday, December 29, 2015
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. The opening line for this game has Houston as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 20-12 and a road record of 8-6. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2 as they are averaging 101.9 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 16-16 and a home record of 10-7. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per game and surrendering 105, good for a point differential of -1.3.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Paul Millsap averages 17.9 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
James Harden averages 28.4 points per game while playing 38.1 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.5 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Atlanta averages 101.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.5 per game. The Hawks allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Houston averages 103.7 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 16.7 per game. The Rockets allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 15-15-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-16-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 13-19-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 13-17-2 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/28/15 F Tiago Splitter Leg expected to miss Monday vs. Indiana & Tuesday vs. Houston
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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