Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks 5/16/2021 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks 5/16/2021 – The Atlanta Hawks have made it this far and they want to finish the season strong. This team will be battling the Houston Rockets for their last game of the season and they will face each other this Sunday, May 16. The Hawks are going to be playing hosts as the match will be held at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The game starts at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown live at Bally Sports SE-ATL and ATTSN-SW-Alt. NBA League Pass will have both feeds up via online live streaming. The Atlanta Hawks are expected by NBA basketball betting to dominate the Houston Rockets.
Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks 5/16/2021
Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks 5/16/2021 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets are heading to the NBA draft lottery with the best odds to land the top overall pick and they are followed closely by the Detroit Pistons. This team hopes it will stay that way and a loss to end their season will help them do that. Since losing James Harden at the start of the season, this franchise is set for a huge rebuild and finding the next cornerstone player is going to be the priority. Building through the draft will be one of the best ways to do it and this is going to be a deep pool of talent. Nonetheless, the worst that the Rockets can pick is at 5th overall.
Players to watch: C. Wood C 41 GP 41 GS 32.3 MIN 21 PTS 1.9 OR 7.8 DR 9.6 REB 1.7 AST 0.8 STL 1.2 BLK 2 TO 2.1 PF 0.9 AST/TO 20.24 PER
J. Wall PG 40 GP 40 GS 32.2 MIN 20.6 PTS 0.4 OR 2.8 DR 3.2 REB 6.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.8 BLK 3.5 TO 1.2 PF 2 AST/TO 15.62 PER
K. Olynyk PF 26 GP 24 GS 31.4 MIN 19.1 PTS 1.6 OR 6.9 DR 8.5 REB 4.2 AST 1.5 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 3.1 PF 1.6 AST/TO 22.58 PER.
Atlanta Hawks Betting
The Atlanta Hawks have given their fans some light at the end of the tunnel and are getting the fourth best record in the NBA Eastern Conference playoff picture. They are not out of the woods yet as they need to win this game to secure their current playoff spot and avoid the Atlanta Hawks chasing them. Expect this team to go finish the job as early as possible and it should be a blowout by the end of the second quarter. By doing so, the Hawks will have a chance to manage the load of their core players during the match and prepare for a rough playoff run.
Players to Watch: T. Young PG 62 GP 62 GS 34 MIN 25.5 PTS 0.6 OR 3.3 DR 3.9 REB 9.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 4.2 TO 1.8 PF 2.3 AST/TO 23.06 PER
J. Collins PF 62 GP 62 GS 29.5 MIN 17.7 PTS 1.9 OR 5.6 DR 7.5 REB 1.3 AST 0.5 STL 1 BLK 1.4 TO 3.1 PF 0.9 AST/TO 20.55 PER
B. Bogdanovic SG 44 GP 27 GS 29.7 MIN 16.4 PTS 0.5 OR 3.2 DR 3.6 REB 3.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.2 TO 2.3 PF 2.7 AST/TO 17.67 PER.
Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks 5/16/2021 Betting Numbers
Houston are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
Atlanta are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Eric Gordon SG Groin is out indefinitely
Tony Snell SG Achilles is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Houston
Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Picks
The Houston Rockets are expected to rest their core players and will field only seven to eight players. The Atlanta Hawks are the best bet to win as seen in the online sportsbook against the tanking Rockets.
Moneyline: The Rockets have an ML of +700 if they end the season on a positive note while the Hawks are -1200.
ATS: It is a very wide 13.5 points separating both teams in the ATS with the Hawks sitting on the -13.5 while the Rockets are at +13.5.
TOTALs: 232.5 points is the total handed to this matchup with the Rockets going over and the Hawks are under.
Score Prediction: 123 – 106, Hawks