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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Hawks-11-110-110233.5-110-110

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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalHawks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/13/2021Magic116-93 ATLYesHome-22.5211.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/12/2021Wizards120-116 ATLYesHome-3.5231.5-200165Regular SeasonYesOver
5/10/2021Wizards125-124 ATLYesHome-7.5240.5-1200750Regular SeasonNoOver
5/6/2021Pacers133-126 INDNoAway+4.5253.5200-250Regular SeasonNoOver
5/5/2021Suns135-103 ATLYesHome-4.5247.5-250200Regular SeasonYesUnder
Hawks Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-45-54-6-0225.9112.6113.3+4.437.6%

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

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalRockets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/14/2021Clippers122-115 HOUYesHome-2.5254.5-145120Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/12/2021Lakers124-122 LALNoAway+1.5253.5400-550Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/10/2021Trail Blazers140-129 PORNoAway+19.5258.53300-10000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/8/2021Jazz124-116 UTANoAway+19.5238.51450-5000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/7/2021Bucks141-133 MILNoAway+18.5244.53000-10000Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
2-85-57-3-0243.5117.1126.4-1.239.5%

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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