Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks 1/8/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
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Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks 1/8/2020 – The Houston Rockets are now on their Eastern Conference road trip and they are coming off from a win against the Philadelphia 76ers. They have the Atlanta Hawks next as they visit them at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia this Wednesday, January 8 at 7:30 pm. The game TV rights have been granted to ESPN and live stream is available through NBA League Pass and SofaScore. The Hawks have Trae Young back but they are still looking for that stability this entire season. NBA Betting Lines Explained see the Rockets coming and conquering the Hawks in their home court.
Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks 1/8/2020
Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks 1/8/2020 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
James Harden is continuing his scoring barrage throughout the league as he fired a 44-point triple-double against the Sixers. He was also accurate from the free-throw line shooting a perfect 12-of-12. Clint Capela got his back with 30 points and 14 rebounds while Russell Westbrook chipped in with 20 points. Those three alone combined for 94 of the Rockets’ 118 points. Eric Gordon came in as well and added 10 points of his own. This Houston team is top-heavy with James Harden gunning for averaging a 40-point season and probably his second MVP trophy. The Hawks are on a slump and it will be upset if they lose to them but rest assured that James Harden will be doing his target practice in this game and most probably score 40 points again.
Players to watch: J. Harden SG 34 GP 34 GS 37.6 MIN 38.4 PTS 1 OR 5 DR 6 REB 7.6 AST 1.8 STL 0.8 BLK 4.7 TO 3.3 PF 1.6 AST/TO 32.37 PER
C. Capela C 29 GP 29 GS 33.6 MIN 14.5 PTS 3.9 OR 10.3 DR 14.2 REB 1.2 AST 1 STL 1.8 BLK 1.6 TO 2.7 PF 0.8 AST/TO 21.31 PER
E. Gordon SG 12 GP 3 GS 28.6 MIN 11.8 PTS 0.4 OR 1.3 DR 1.8 REB 1.1 AST 0.5 STL 0.3 BLK 1.5 TO 2 PF 0.7 AST/TO 5.65 PER.
Atlanta Hawks Betting
Trae Young is back from a short-term injury and he is also filling in the league’s need for a Steph Curry-like gameplay and he has come close to being that. Against the Nuggets, Young had 29 points, 12 assists and four three-pointers during the loss. He got good help from Kevin Huerter who fired 22 points. DeAndre Hunter and John Collins had 16 and 17 points respectively. But this is a team that let Nikola Jokic reach 47 points this evening. Rest assured that Clint Capela will be taking a page from their last home loss and try to dominate inside while Harden is ripping up from the outside. This looks like an impossible task for the Hawks to win and if Harden comes up with a bad game, there is Russell Westbrook that they also have to worry about.
Players to Watch: T. Young PG 34 GP 34 GS 35.1 MIN 28.9 PTS 0.5 OR 3.8 DR 4.3 REB 8.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 4.8 TO 1.7 PF 1.8 AST/TO 23.47 PER
J. Collins PF 11 GP 11 GS 30.7 MIN 18 PTS 1.9 OR 7.4 DR 9.3 REB 1.7 AST 0.9 STL 1.8 BLK 1.7 TO 3.2 PF 1 AST/TO 20.66 PER
D. Hunter SF 36 GP 35 GS 31.8 MIN 12.3 PTS 0.4 OR 3.3 DR 3.8 REB 1.8 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 1.7 TO 2.6 PF 1.1 AST/TO 8.16 PER.
Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks 1/8/2020 Betting Numbers
Houston are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games.
Russell Westbrook PG Rest is OUT Wednesday vs Atlanta
Jabari Parker PF Shoulder is out indefinitely
Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Picks
This is a game that will be expected to be dominated by the Rockets even on the road according to Best Sports Book. The interesting part would be how Trae Young responds to the toughest backcourt to guard in the NBA right now and how he stacks up beside two premier players in the league. Nonetheless, James Harden will still be the winner in this matchup.
Moneyline: The Rockets as the favorite to win this game is at -346 on the ML while the Atlanta Hawks are at +293 if they win at home.
ATS: Hawks and Rockets are separated by 7 points across the spread. Houston is at -7 while Atlanta is on the opposite side at +7.
TOTALs: 233 points on the Total is given to this game with the Rockets expected to go over while the Hawks will be the team under.
Score Prediction: 124 – 112 Rockets