Atlanta Hawks vs Houston Rockets NBA Picks 11/30/2019
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Houston Rockets
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -13.5
Toyota Center is the site where Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets (12-6, 1st in the Southwest Division) will play the Atlanta Hawks (4-14, 5th in the Southeast Division) on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Houston as 13.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 237.5.
The Hawks are covering the spread 44.4% of the time, having gone 8-10-0 ATS. Houston covers the spread 50.0% of the time, going 9-9-0 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/28/2019 Cam Reddish SF Wrist Game Time Decision
11/19/2019 Kevin Huerter SG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Dec 17
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/27/2019 Clint Capela C Illness Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Eric Gordon SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 13
11/11/2019 Nene C Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
10/28/2019 Gerald Green SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
Trae Young averages 26.7 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest. He averages 8.6 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Jabari Parker comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
James Harden averages 37.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 7.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Russell Westbrook averages 22.5 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 117.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league. Atlanta averages 107.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 24th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 17.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 114.7 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest, and 25th with 47.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. Houston is 3rd in the league with 118.2 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 47.1 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 21.2. The Rockets are 17th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Hawks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 6th in the league.
Houston is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Rockets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 16th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 105.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% 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?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +13.5
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