Saturday, March 19, 2016
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The Houston Rockets travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 216.5.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 34-34 and a road record of 16-19. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 106.1 points per game while giving up 106.9 per contest. Houston is 8-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-20. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Hawks have an overall record of 40-29 and a home record of 22-12. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 98.8, good for a point differential of 3.7. Atlanta has a division record of 7-6 and a conference record of 23-18. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.6 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.7 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 12 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 51%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.1 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Paul Millsap averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Houston averages 106.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 48.8 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Hawks allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Hawks force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Rockets average 107.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 115 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 107.7 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Hawks score 103.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 112.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 17 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6 points per game. The Hawks rating on offense is 105.1 and they have a defensive rating of 101.3. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 30-38-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 40-26-2 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 35-32-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 33-36-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/18/16 G Kent Bazemore Knee "?" Saturday vs. Houston
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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