Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 10/19/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+10)
State Farm Arena is the site where the Atlanta Hawks will try to defeat the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Atlanta is 10-point favorites. The over/under is 233.5.
The Rockets faced the Hawks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 130-114 in their last contest of last year. Houston wrapped up the game with a 46.1% field goal percentage (41 out of 89) and made 17 of their 46 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Rockets converted 15 of 20 tries for a rate of 75.0%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 34 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 24 assists for the contest as well as forcing 12 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In regard to defense, Houston allowed the other team to go 51.7% from the floor on 45 out of 87 shooting. Atlanta recorded 29 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. Moreover, Atlanta collected 50 rebounds (13 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Atlanta finished the game at 79.2% at the charity stripe by burying 19 of 24 attempts. They also made 21 of their 38 shots from long range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Rockets finished with 19 and the Hawks recorded 19 personal fouls.
Jalen Green is someone who came through in the matchup. Green finished the game shooting 53.8% from the floor and also dished out 3 assists. He saw the court for 40 mins and totaled 1 rebound. He walked away with 41 points on 14 of 26 shooting.
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Houston will take the court after finishing with a record of 20-62 last year. They coughed up possession 16.5 times per contest and as a team committed 20.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Houston collected 42.0 rebounds per contest and sat with 1,932 assists throughout last year, which ranked 23rd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Rockets connected on 34.9% on 3-pointers (1,105 of 3,170) and 71.3% from the free throw line. They averaged 109.7 points per game (19th in the league) while connecting on 45.6% from the field.
On defense, the Rockets were able to force their opponents into 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they drew 22.1 fouls. They relinquished 35.3% on 3-pointers while they were 30th in the league in points per game allowed (118.2). The Rockets defense allowed a FG percentage of 48.3% (3,562 of 7,374) and they surrendered 45.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They were ranked 24th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 2,103 surrendered last season.
In their last game of last season, the Hawks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 97-94 when they played the Heat. In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Atlanta allowed Miami to snag 33 overall (7 on the offensive glass). They finished 22.6% from three-point range by connecting on 7 of 31 and finished the contest at 16 of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). The Hawks allowed the Heat to knock down 37 of 82 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 45.1% in the game. Overall, the Hawks ended up going 31 for 74 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.9%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Atlanta knocked down 8 out of 25 tries (32.0%). They were able to knock down 24 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. The Heat were called for 25 fouls for the game which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for 28 attempts. They coughed up the ball 19 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Hawks earned 30 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 42 for the game.
De'Andre Hunter pitched in for the Hawks for the game. Hunter scored 35 points in his 43 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists for the matchup. He converted 11 out of 21 for the matchup for a rate of 52.4%, and earned 11 rebounds.
Atlanta had a record of 43-39 last year. On the offensive side of the court, the Hawks shot 47.0% from the floor, which was ranked 7th in the league. Atlanta accumulated 9,343 points last season (113.9 per contest) and they pulled in 44.0 boards per game. They dished out assists 24.6 times per contest (15th in the league) and they coughed up possession 11.9 times per game. The Hawks were responsible for committing 18.7 personal fouls per contest and they shot 81.2% from the free throw line.
The Atlanta defense allowed 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc (1,051 of 2,888) and their opposition made 79.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allowed 25.4 assists and 43.9 boards on a nightly basis, which had them ranked 23rd and 13th in the league. The Hawks on defense were ranked 21st in basketball in PPG given up with 112.4. They forced their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 47.1% from the field (23rd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (+10)
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