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Atlanta HawksHouston Rockets
8-7November 27, 2013, 08:00 | Toyota Center10-5

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Atlanta when they hit take on the Rockets on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.

The Hawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 9-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rockets are 8-5-2 ATS. Atlanta is 8-7 against the total, while Houston is 8-7 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Atlanta Hawks vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Rockets sat as -8-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 210.5.

The Rockets - Hawks odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Houston is rated No. 14 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Hawks sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-96 win for the Rockets.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 109-92 loser as they battled the Magic at home. The Hawks failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Atlanta got 15 points from Jeff Teague but lost anyway 109-92 against the Magic on Tuesday at Philips Arena.

The Rockets were a 93-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors. Houston got 17 points from Chandler Parsons en route to a 93-86 victory over Memphis on Monday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 3-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 4 in the league with 9.33 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 8 per outing.

Next up:
Atlanta home to Dallas, Friday, November 29th
Houston home to New Jersey, Friday, November 29th