Atlanta Hawks vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 3/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Houston Rockets
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-3)
The Atlanta Hawks (19-20) are headed to Toyota Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Houston Rockets (11-26). The spread on this matchup has Atlanta as 3-point favorites. The total opens at 227.
The Atlanta Hawks faced off with the Cleveland Cavaliers and notched a win by a score of 100-82 in their last contest. Atlanta finished the contest having earned a 45.7% FG percentage (32 of 70) and buried 12 out of their 29 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Hawks knocked down 24 of 26 tries for a percentage of 92.3%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 48 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 21 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In reference to defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 38.3% from the field on 31 out of 81 shooting. Cleveland totaled 19 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Cleveland grabbed 34 boards (14 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Cleveland finished 52.2% from the charity stripe by burying 12 of their 23 attempts. They buried 8 out of their 30 attempts from 3-point range.
John Collins is one player who was a contributor for the game. He walked away with 22 points on 8 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 31:20 mins played and also pulled down 12 boards. Collins ended up shooting 47.1% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist. Someone else that was a determining factor in the game for the Hawks was Danilo Gallinari. He snagged 5 rebounds in 28:23 min played on the night. He walked away from this one shooting 41.7% from the floor in this game by going 5-of-12 (20 points). When all was said and done, Gallinari finished the game without a dime.
Atlanta comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 19-20 so far this year. They are giving up possession 14.4 times per game and as a group they commit 20.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Atlanta is snagging 45.9 rebounds per contest and has racked up 939 assists for the season, which is 16th in the league in terms of passing. The Hawks are hitting 36.3% on 3-point shots (493 of 1,359) and 82.0% from the free throw line. They average 112.7 points per contest (14th in the NBA) while going 45.5% from the field. Defensively, the Hawks are able to force 12.5 turnovers every game and they draw 21.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 14th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 932 conceded this year. The Hawks are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.8% (487 of 820) and they surrender 42.7 boards per contest as a team. They are giving up 34.4% on shots from distance and they are ranked 13th in the league in PPG from their opponents (111.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Houston Rockets took a loss by a score of 134-107 against the Boston Celtics. The Rockets were able to collect 27 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 37 for this contest. They also turned it over 11 times, while earning 8 steals for the contest. The Celtics were called for 22 personal fouls for this contest which took the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 31 tries. They were able to make 21 of them for a percentage of 67.7%. Pertaining to shooting from distance, Houston made 16 of 50 tries (32.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Rockets ended up going 35 out of 91 from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.5%. The Rockets allowed the Celtics to make 51 of 92 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 55.4% for the matchup. They shot 48.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 18 of 37 and ended up going 14 out of 21 from the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding team rebounding, Houston allowed Boston to collect 55 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Victor Oladipo ended up being a factor for the Rockets for the matchup. He converted 9 of 23 for the matchup for a rate of 39.1%, and tallied 6 rebounds. Oladipo had 26 points in his 31:25 minutes on the hardwood and added 4 assists for this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Houston was Kevin Porter. He finished with 7 assists in 30:01 minutes played, and he shot 3 out of 12 from the floor. Porter ended up shooting 25.0% from the field while contributing 11 points and 2 total rebounds.
Houston has a record of 11-26 this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Rockets are connecting on 43.2% from the field, which has them ranked 29th in the league. Houston has accounted for 3,968 pts this season (107.2 per game) and they collect 42.5 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 22.1 times per game (28th in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.5 times per game. The Rockets commit 20.2 personal fouls every game and they connect on 75.0% from the charity stripe. The Rockets are ranked 23rd in basketball in points allowed per game with 113.8. They give up 23.6 assists and 48.7 boards on a nightly basis, which is 8th and 30th in basketball. The Houston defense concedes 37.3% on 3-point shots (459 of 1,231) and their opposition makes 77.7% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 15.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.9% from the field (20th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-3)
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