Hawks vs Rockets Prediction - NBA Picks 12/20/23

Houston Rockets (13-11) vs Atlanta Hawks (11-15)

Game Info: Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets -4 -- Over/Under: 232 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing 6 of their last 8 games. The Houston Rockets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. Let’s preview this game and give out our Atlanta Hawks vs Houston Rockets prediction.

Atlanta Hawks Betting Preview

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Raptors and Pistons while losing to the Cavaliers last week. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 122.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 122.7 points on 50.3 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 28.1 points and 3 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 20 points and 4.4 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer, and De'Andre Hunter is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 83.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

Atlanta Hawks Player Facts

  • Trae Young ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for assists per game (11.0) this season.
  • De'Andre Hunter ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (90.7%) this season.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets are coming off losses to the Bucks and Cavaliers. The Houston Rockets are averaging 110.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 19.9 points and 8.9 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 17.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 5th amongst qualified players for assists per game (8.8) this season.
  • Alperen Sengun ranks 4th amongst qualified Centers for assists per game (5.3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent assists per game this season (23.0).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (31.9%).
  • The Hawks rank 30th in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (32.3).
  • The Hawks rank 29th in the league for opponent field goal percentage this season (50.3%).

Atlanta Hawks vs Houston Rockets prediction

The Atlanta Hawks continue to have issues finishing games, they don't play any defense, and they're 6-20 ATS on the season. There's just no reason to get behind the Hawks these days. The Houston Rockets have been hit or miss these last couple of weeks, but they've done a decent job of winning the games they're supposed to win, and they're 16-7-1 ATS on the season. One of the best covering teams in the league against the worst covering team in the league. Only laying 4 points. Give me the Rockets and the reasonable number.

Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets -4

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