Houston Rockets at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
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The Houston Rockets travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, November 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 8 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 6-3. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 105.9 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 1-7. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.8 points per contest and giving up 109.0, which is a point differential of -8.2.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 2-5-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/20/17 PG Chris Paul Knee is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/02/17 PG Malcolm Delaney Ankle left last game, is "?" Friday vs. Houston
10/29/17 PF Ersan Ilyasova Knee is out indefinitely
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 23.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. James Harden averages 26.6 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.2 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kent Bazemore averages 12.5 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Marco Belinelli averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 105.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.44 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 16.2 per game. The Rockets allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 24th in the league with 100.8 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.25. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 21. The Hawks are 18th in turnovers per game with 15. The Hawks surrender 109 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 49.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game this season.
The Rockets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 104, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 19th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 54% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Atlanta is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 12th in the league. The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 100.3, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +8
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