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Atlanta HawksHouston Rockets
Dec 31, 7:00 PM | Toyota Center

Atlanta Hawks vs Houston Rockets Odds

3-0TEAM RECORD1-2

Houston will look to improve on its 1-2 record on Saturday when they host Atlanta in NBA odds action at Toyota Center.

Supporters of the Hawks have seen them go 3-0 and 2-1 ATS so far this season, while the Rockets are at 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Rockets are 2-1, while the Hawks are 1-2.

View Atlanta vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rockets in this one will find them as 1-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 188.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets sit at No. 10 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Hawks are at No. 19 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hawks will win this game 117-93.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 7 in the league with 44.7 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA’s No. 2-ranked team at 8.7 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 3 with 8.3 per contest.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

The Hawks were a 105-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 11.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (203) made winners of OVER bettors. Atlanta earned a 105-98 victory over New Jersey on Friday, getting 22 points from Jeff Teague at Philips Arena.

The Rockets were a 113-93 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (206) made winners of OVER bettors. Houston was run off the court by the Grizzlies on Friday as Memphis blasted them 113-93 at FedExForum.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Hawks at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Houston
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Houston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Miami, Monday, January 2
Houston at LA Lakers, Tuesday, January 3

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