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Hawks vs Rockets Preview

Houston RocketsAtlanta Hawks
23-13January 10, 2014, 07:30 | Philips Arena19-17

The Hawks hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Rockets pay a visit to Philips Arena in NBA betting action.

The Hawks sit at 19-17 (20-16 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Rockets are currently 23-13 (18-15-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Atlanta is 20-15-1 OU, and Houston is 17-18-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

This game pits the Hawks, currently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Rockets, who rate No. 9 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-96 victory for the Rockets.

In their last action, Houston was a 113-99 winner at home against the Lakers. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (212) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Houston got 38 points from James Harden en route to a 113-99 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday at Toyota Center.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 97-87 result against the Pacers on January 8. The Hawks covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 184 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Atlanta earned a 97-87 victory over Indiana on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Kyle Korver at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Atlanta's No. 24-rated squad against Houston's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Atlanta rates No. 4 in the league with 9.33 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 9.06 per outing.

A few Rockets at Hawks trends to consider:
Houston is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games on the road
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Washington, Saturday, January 11th
Atlanta at Vancouver, Sunday, January 12th