Atlanta Hawks at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/25/2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 9 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 21-52. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.3 as they are averaging 103.6 points per game while giving up 108.9 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 58-14. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 113.5 points per contest and giving up 104.7, which is a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 35-36-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 33-39-1 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 37-33-2 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 31-40-1 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/24/18 G Dennis Schroder Ankle injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Houston
03/23/18 G Malcolm Delaney Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Houston
03/12/18 G Kent Bazemore Knee is out for season
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/23/18 G Chris Paul Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs New Orleans
03/23/18 G James Harden Ankle injured last game, is probable Saturday vs New Orleans
03/23/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs New Orleans
Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13.5 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Eric Gordon averages 18.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. James Harden averages 31 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 8.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 103.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.26 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.5 per game. The Hawks allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 26 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.78. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 21.7. The Rockets are 20th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Rockets surrender 104.7 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 41.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Hawks are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 110.9, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 6th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Atlanta is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Houston is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Rockets are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 115.8 is ranked 24th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +9
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