Rockets take on Hawks in hoops contest

Houston RocketsAtlanta Hawks
Nov 2, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

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The visiting Rockets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Philips Arena against the Hawks.

The Rockets will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 1-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hawks are 0-0 ATS. Houston is 1-0 against the total, while Atlanta is 0-0 versus the number.

View Houston vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Hawks in this one will find them as 4-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 197.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Hawks) and the No. 15 (Rockets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 59-50 result in favor of the Rockets is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Atlanta's No. 24-rated squad against Houston's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Atlanta rates No. 24 in the league with 0 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 10 per outing.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 96 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

The Rockets were a 105-96 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (201) made winners of OVER bettors. James Harden went off for 37 points and added 6 rebounds leading Houston to a 105-96 win over Detroit on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Hawks were an 83-80 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (163) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Hawks endured an 83-80 loss at the hands of the Celtics on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Josh Smith at TD Garden.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Oklahoma City are 8-2
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rockets at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Houston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Houston is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Atlanta's last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Portland, Saturday, November 3
Atlanta at Oklahoma City, Sunday, November 4

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