Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 5/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports SE-ATL
State Farm Arena is the venue where and the Atlanta Hawks (40-31) will take on the Houston Rockets (17-54) on Sunday.
The Houston Rockets played the Los Angeles Clippers and walked away with a win by a score of 122-115 in their last contest. Houston finished having earned a 53.5% FG percentage (46 out of 86) and made 14 of their 37 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Rockets made 16 of their 22 shots for a percentage of 72.7%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 41 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 30 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 13 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In terms of defense, Houston allowed their opponent to shoot 48.4% from the floor on 45 out of 93 shooting. Los Angeles earned 29 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. Additionally, Los Angeles collected 35 rebounds (7 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Los Angeles shot 93.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of their 15 tries. They also buried 11 out of their 35 shots from 3-point land.
Kelly Olynyk is one player who was a major factor for this game. He totaled 20 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31:19 minutes and grabbed 9 rebounds. Olynyk ended up shooting 42.9% from the field and distributed 11 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Rockets was Jae'Sean Tate. He pulled down 3 rebounds in his 29:11 minutes on the basketball court. He shot 70.0% from the field in the matchup by going 7-of-10 (20 points). Overall, Tate accounted for 1 assist.
Houston heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-54 for the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 19.6 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Houston is pulling down 42.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,674 dimes so far this year, which is 23rd in the NBA in terms of passing. The Rockets are hitting 34.1% on three-point attempts (974 of 2,860) and 74.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 109.0 pts per contest (24th in the NBA) while going 44.5% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Rockets are able to force 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.3 fouls. The Rockets are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.9% (1,042 of 1,372) and they concede 47.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 22nd in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,823 surrendered this year. They surrender 38.2% from 3-point land while they are 27th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (116.6).
When they last played, the Atlanta Hawks got the victory with a final of 116-93 against the Orlando Magic. The Hawks corralled 37 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 49 in the game. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while earning 9 steals in the matchup. The Magic committed 16 personal fouls for this contest which took the Hawks to the free throw line for 24 shots. They were able to convert 20 of the free throws for a clip of 83.3%. With regard to three-point shots, Atlanta converted 14 of their 36 tries (38.9%). Overall, the Hawks ended up shooting 41 out of 94 from the field which had them shooting 43.6%. The Hawks permitted the Magic to knock down 36 of 94 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.3% in this matchup. They went 30.6% from distance by hitting 11 of 36 and ended up going 10 out of 15 from the charity stripe (66.7%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Atlanta permitted Orlando to get 51 in all (16 on the offensive glass).
Bogdan Bogdanovic ended up being a major contributor for the Hawks in the matchup. He made 9 out of 12 for the matchup giving him a rate of 75.0%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. Bogdanovic totaled 27 points in his 26:22 mins of playing time and tallied 5 dimes for the contest. Another guy who was a determining factor for Atlanta was Trae Young. He accumulated 7 assists in his 25:48 mins on the court, and he put in 7 out of 14 from the floor. Young finished going 50.0% from the floor and also earning 18 points but no rebounds.
Atlanta has a mark of 40-31 for the season. The Hawks commit 19.4 fouls per contest and they hit 81.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 24.0 times per game (20th in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.2 times per game. Atlanta has accounted for 8,062 points for the year (113.5 per game) and they grab 45.5 boards per contest. As an offense, the Hawks are connecting on 46.6% from the floor, which is 19th in the league. The Hawks defensively are ranked 14th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.6. The Atlanta defense allows 35.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (840 of 2,397) and their opponents are making 80.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 24.4 assists and 42.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 11th and 7th in the league. They are forcing 12.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.5% from the floor (13th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta
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