Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 12/13/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, December 13, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+12.5)
The Houston Rockets (8-18) are on their way to State Farm Arena on Monday where they will attempt to beat the Atlanta Hawks (13-13). Houston opens this game as 12.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 225.
The Rockets took the court against the Grizzlies and took a loss by a final of 113-106 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Rockets ended up with 25 and the Grizzlies totaled 11 fouls. They also buried 11 out of their 29 tries from beyond the arc. Memphis finished shooting 61.1% at the charity stripe by making 22 of 36 attempts. Furthermore, Memphis collected 29 boards (9 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Memphis recorded 38 assists and had 22 steals in the matchup. Regarding defense, Houston allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the field on 40 of 80 shooting. They also doled out 25 dimes for the game while forcing 3 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they compiled 40 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Rockets made 19 of their 29 shots for a percentage of 65.5%. Houston ended the game with a 49.4% FG percentage (38 out of 77) and made 11 out of their 33 shots from beyond the arc.
Armoni Brooks is one player who was important for this game. Brooks ended up going 50.0% from the field and also totaled 6 assists. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes and collected 6 boards. He accumulated 18 points on 6 out of 12 shooting.
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Houston comes into this matchup with a record of 8-18 on the season. They average 105.9 points per outing (22nd in basketball) while hitting 44.6% from the field. The Rockets are hitting 34.2% on 3-point shots (336 of 983) and 69.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Houston is snagging 44.3 boards per game and has racked up 598 dimes this season, which is 23rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 17.7 times per game and as a squad they commit 20.5 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Rockets have forced 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 22.1 fouls. They are relinquishing 32.8% from 3-point land and they rank 27th in the league in points per game from their opponents (112.0). The Rockets defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.1% (1,055 of 2,340) and they surrender 45.8 boards per contest as a team. They are 6th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 595 conceded so far this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Hawks took a loss by a final score of 113-105 against the Nets. Concerning rebounding, Atlanta allowed Brooklyn to grab 32 overall (9 offensive). They shot 26.1% from downtown by going 6 of 23 and finished the contest at 15 out of 16 at the free throw line (93.8%). The Hawks allowed the Nets to make 46 out of 93 attempts from the field which had them at 49.5% in the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Hawks finished shooting 37 out of 94 from the floor which had them shooting 39.4%. Concerning shots from downtown, Atlanta made 11 of 34 tries (32.4%). They were able to convert 20 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 83.3%. The Nets earned 13 personal fouls in this contest which took the Hawks to the charity stripe for a total of 24 attempts. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 10 steals for this game. The Hawks were able to snag 33 defensive boards and 16 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 in the game.
Trae Young ended up being a major contributor for the Hawks for the contest. He buried 10 of 27 for the contest for a field goal rate of 37.0%, and accumulated 7 rebounds. Young totaled 31 points in his 36 mins on the court and totaled 10 assists for the matchup.
Atlanta has a record of 13-13 for the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hawks are hitting on 46.2% from the floor, which is 11th in the NBA. Atlanta has totaled 2,881 points this season (110.8 per game) and they grab 46.4 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 24.0 times per contest (12th in the NBA) and they turn it over 12.3 times per contest. The Hawks commit 17.7 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 80.1% from the charity stripe.
The Atlanta defense allows 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc (329 of 958) and their opponents are connecting on 80.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 25.0 dimes and 43.2 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 25th and 9th in the league. The Hawks are ranked 19th in the league in points per game surrendered with 108.7. They are forcing their opponents into 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.5% from the field (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-12.5)
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