Thursday, February 2, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 9 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 28-20. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 36-16. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.1 points per game and surrendering 108.0, good for a point differential of 6.1.
Paul Millsap comes into this game averaging 18.1 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Hawks. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.6 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
James Harden averages 28.4 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 11.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Eric Gordon averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Atlanta averages 103.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.4 per game. The Hawks allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Houston averages 114.1 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 15.7 per game. The Rockets allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Rockets force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 105.7. In terms of pace they average 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 114.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 99 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-24-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 21-26-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 30-22-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 27-25-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
01/31/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -9
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