Atlanta Hawks vs. Houston Rockets NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 16, 2021

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The Atlanta Hawks (40-31) are heavy, 11-point favorites as they attempt to continue a three-game winning streak when they host the Houston Rockets (17-54) on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at State Farm Arena. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET on SportsNet SW. The over/under for the matchup is set at 233.5.

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Hawks vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Hawks -11 -110 -110 233.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Atlanta's games this season have gone over the point total for Sunday's matchup over/under (233.5 points) in 35.2% of opportunities (25 out of 71 matchups).
  • In 35.2% of Houston's games this season (25 of 71), the total points scored was more than Sunday's 233.5-point over/under.
  • The Hawks average 113.5 points per game against the Rockets' 109, amounting to 11.0 points under the game's total of 233.5.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 228.2 points per game, 5.3 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • This season the average total for Hawks games is 225.2 points, 8.3 fewer than the over/under of 233.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 7.9 points separates this contest's over/under (233.5 points) and the average total points bet in Rockets' games (225.6 points) this season.

Hawks Betting Data

  • Atlanta has a winning record against the spread this year, going 36-33 ATS.
  • The Hawks have not fared well as an 11-point favorite, going 1-2 against the spread when favored by at least 11 points.
  • Atlanta routinely does not hit the over, only eclipsing the point total in 32 of 69 games (46.4%).

Hawks Key Players

  • Trae Young leads the Hawks in scoring (25.5 points per game) and assisting (9.4 assists per game).
  • Atlanta's rebounding leader is Clint Capela, who grabs 14.3 per game.
  • The Hawks are led by Bogdan Bogdanovic from beyond the arc. He hits 3.3 shots from deep per game.
  • Atlanta's blocks leader is Capela, who collects 2.0 per game. Cam Reddish leads the team averaging 1.3 steals an outing.

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Hawks Last 10 Games

Hawks Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Hawks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/13/2021 Magic 116-93 ATL Yes Home -22.5 211.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Under
5/12/2021 Wizards 120-116 ATL Yes Home -3.5 231.5 -200 165 Regular Season Yes Over
5/10/2021 Wizards 125-124 ATL Yes Home -7.5 240.5 -1200 750 Regular Season No Over
5/6/2021 Pacers 133-126 IND No Away +4.5 253.5 200 -250 Regular Season No Over
5/5/2021 Suns 135-103 ATL Yes Home -4.5 247.5 -250 200 Regular Season Yes Under
Hawks Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 5-5 4-6-0 225.9 112.6 113.3 +4.4 37.6%

Hawks Injuries

Hawks: Kevin Huerter: Day To Day (Ankle), Cam Reddish: Out (Achilles), Onyeka Okongwu: Day To Day (Shoulder), Tony Snell: Day To Day (Achilles)

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Rockets Betting Data

  • Houston has covered the spread in fewer than half of its outings, going 26-39 ATS.
  • Houston and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this year -- 31 of 65 (47.7%).

Rockets Key Players

  • Christian Wood holds the top spot on the Rockets leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 21.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
  • John Wall's assist statline leads Houston; he racks up 6.9 assists per game.
  • Armoni Brooks makes 2.8 three-pointers per game, the most on the Rockets.
  • Houston's leader in steals is Jae'Sean Tate with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Wood with 1.2 per game.

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Rockets Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Rockets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/14/2021 Clippers 122-115 HOU Yes Home -2.5 254.5 -145 120 Regular Season Yes Under
5/12/2021 Lakers 124-122 LAL No Away +1.5 253.5 400 -550 Regular Season No Under
5/10/2021 Trail Blazers 140-129 POR No Away +19.5 258.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season Yes Over
5/8/2021 Jazz 124-116 UTA No Away +19.5 238.5 1450 -5000 Regular Season Yes Over
5/7/2021 Bucks 141-133 MIL No Away +18.5 244.5 3000 -10000 Regular Season Yes Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
2-8 5-5 7-3-0 243.5 117.1 126.4 -1.2 39.5%

Rockets Injuries

Rockets: Christian Wood: Out (Ankle), David Nwaba: Out (Wrist), Dante Exum: Out (Calf), Eric Gordon: Out (Groin), Khyri Thomas: Out (Achilles), Avery Bradley: Out (Personal), Danuel House Jr.: Out (Ankle), Sterling Brown: Out (Knee), John Wall: Out For Season (Hamstring), Kevin Porter Jr.: Out (Ankle)

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