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Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks 5/16/2021 Spread Picks and Prediction

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Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks 5-16-2021 Spread Picks and Prediction

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

When: May 16, 2021 7:00 PM ET
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: Bally Sports SE-ATL | ATTSN-SW-Alt
Stream: NBA League Pass

Houston Rockets vs Atlanta Hawks 5/16/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets +13.5 (-111) 232.5 o (-110) +700
Atlanta Hawks -13.5 (-111) 232.5 u (-110) -1200
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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

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston’s last 7 games.
Houston are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games.
Houston are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Atlanta.
Rockets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Houston are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Houston are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Hawks are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home.
Atlanta are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games when playing at home against Houston.
Atlanta are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Hawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 7 games played on a Sunday.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon SG Groin is out indefinitely
John Wall PG Hamstring is out for season
Avery Bradley SG Personal is out indefinitely
Dante Exum PG Calf is out indefinitely
Christian Wood PF Ankle is doubtful Sunday vs Atlanta
Danuel House Jr. SG Ankle is doubtful Sunday vs Atlanta
David Nwaba SG Wrist is out indefinitely
Sterling Brown SG Facial is out indefinitely
D.J. Wilson PF Quarantine is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Atlanta
Khyri Thomas SG Leg is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Atlanta
Kevin Porter Jr. SG Ankle is doubtful Sunday vs Atlanta
DaQuan Jeffries PG Ankle is doubtful Sunday vs Atlanta

Atlanta Hawks

Tony Snell SG Achilles is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Houston
Kevin Huerter SG Ankle is probable Sunday vs Houston
Cam Reddish SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Onyeka Okongwu PF Shoulder is “?” Sunday vs Houston

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Atlanta Hawks
27-44-0 Against the Spread 38-32-1
34-36-1 Straight Up 35-36-0
109 Points per Game 114
117 Points Allowed per Game 112
44.51 Offensive FG% 46.63
74.02 Offensive FT% 81.33
34.06 Offensive 3PT% 37.26
47.87 Defensive FG% 46.47
78.4 Defensive FT% 80.32
38.19 Defensive 3PT% 35.04

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