Atlanta Hawks at Houston Rockets NBA Point Spread Picks 2/25/2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Monday, February 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 11.5 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 20-40. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -7.2 as they average 111.0 points per game while giving up 118.2 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 34-25. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 113.1 points per contest and give up 111.1, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 26-33-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 33-25-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 26-31-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 32-25-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/23/19 G Kevin Huerter Ankle is questionable Monday vs Houston
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/23/19 G Iman Shumpert Knee is questionable Monday vs Atlanta
02/23/19 G James Harden Cervical Strain is questionable Monday vs Atlanta
John Collins averages 19.1 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Trae Young comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Chris Paul averages 16.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 8.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%. James Harden averages 36.5 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 118.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 27.3 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Atlanta averages 111.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 111.1 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game. Houston is 11th in the league with 113.1 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 20.8. The Rockets are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Hawks are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 28th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Houston is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 25th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -11.5
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