Hawks vs Rockets: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 16, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 16, 2021 - Last Updated on March 23, 2021

The Atlanta Hawks (19-20) are favored (by 9 points) to continue a three-game road win streak when they visit the Houston Rockets (11-26) on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. The point total is 225 in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 16, 2021, 12:05 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Hawks vs Rockets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 16

Hawks:
Cam Reddish: Out (Achilles),
Kris Dunn: Out (Ankle/Knee),
De’Andre Hunter: Out (Right Knee),
Onyeka Okongwu: Day To Day (Adductor),
Clint Capela: Day To Day (Heel)

Rockets:
P.J. Tucker: Out (Not with team),
David Nwaba: Out (Wrist),
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
John Wall: Out (Knee),
Eric Gordon: Out (Groin),
Christian Wood: Day To Day (Ankle),
Danuel House Jr.: Day To Day (Knee),
Rodions Kurucs: Out (Oblique),
Ben McLemore: Day To Day (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Rockets (+9)
Total Pick Under (225)
Prediction Hawks 114, Rockets 109

The model favors the Hawks by 5.1 points, a much smaller margin than the 9-point spread set by DraftKings. Take the Rockets to cover.

In this game, the model projects a total (222.6 points) a little lower than the DraftKings over/under (225 points).

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Hawks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Trae Young 37 26.4 4.1 9.2 0.8 0.2 2.5
John Collins 39 17.9 7.7 1.4 0.4 1.0 1.3
De’Andre Hunter 18 17.2 5.4 2.2 0.9 0.5 1.7
Clint Capela 34 14.8 14.3 0.9 0.7 2.3 0.0
Danilo Gallinari 27 12.4 3.7 1.4 0.6 0.1 2.1

Hawks Player Props

  • Trae Young’s points prop total for the game is set at 28.5, 2.1 points greater than his season average of 26.4.
  • Clint Capela’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 28.5, 1.5 lower than his season average of 30.0.
  • Young’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 1.0 shot greater than his season average of 2.5.
  • Capela’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.8 blocks lower than his season average of 2.3.

Rockets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Christian Wood 17 22.0 10.2 1.3 0.9 1.5 1.9
John Wall 25 21.0 3.2 6.0 0.9 0.7 2.0
Victor Oladipo 26 20.3 5.2 4.7 1.5 0.4 2.5
Eric Gordon 27 17.8 2.1 2.6 0.5 0.5 2.6
Jae’Sean Tate 37 9.9 5.3 1.6 1.1 0.5 0.6

Shooting Trends

  • The Hawks are shooting 45.5% from the field this season, 1.4 percentage points lower than the 46.9% the Rockets allow to opponents.
  • In games Atlanta shoots better than 46.9% from the field, it is 9-5 against the spread and 8-6 overall.
  • Houston is 8-6 against the spread and 9-5 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 45.5% from the field.
  • The Rockets are shooting 43.2% from the field, 2.6% lower than the 45.8% the Hawks’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Houston is 7-4 against the spread and 7-4 overall when it shoots higher than 45.8% from the field.
  • Atlanta is 11-3-1 against the spread and 12-3 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot higher than 43.2% from the field.
  • The Hawks’ 36.2% three-point shooting percentage this season is only 1.1 percentage points lower than opponents of the Rockets have shot from deep (37.3%).
  • Atlanta is 12-3-1 against the spread and 12-4 overall when it shoots better than 37.3% from distance.
  • Houston is 7-9-1 against the spread and 8-9 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 36.2% from deep.
  • The Rockets’ three-point shooting percentage this season (32.6%) is 1.8 percentage points lower than opponents of the Hawks are averaging (34.4%).
  • Houston is 6-5 ATS and 7-4 overall when the team hits more than 34.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Atlanta has a 13-7 ATS record and a 14-6 straight-up record this season when it makes more than 32.6% of its three-point shots.
  • The Hawks knock down 12.6 three-pointers per game this season, only 0.8 fewer made shots on average than the 13.4 per game the Rockets give up.
  • Houston has gone 9-8-1 against the spread and 9-9 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Atlanta hits fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 5-13 ATS and 5-13 straight up.
  • The Hawks rank 17th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Rockets allow the 11th-fewest made threes in the league.

Hawks vs Rockets Stat Rankings

Hawks Rank Hawks AVG Rockets AVG Rockets Rank
15th 112.7 Points Scored 107.2 25th
14th 111.5 Points Allowed 113.8 22nd
5th 45.9 Rebounds 42.5 24th
2nd 11.3 Off. Rebounds 9.1 22nd
17th 12.6 3pt Made 13.4 10th
20th 24.1 Assists 22.1 28th
17th 13.6 Turnovers 14 22nd

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