Atlanta vs. Houston Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, February 10, 2024

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The Houston Rockets (23-28) will be attempting to end a three-game losing skid when hitting the road against the Atlanta Hawks (23-29) on February 10, 2024 at State Farm Arena.

The Hawks hit the court as 6.5-point favorites against the Rockets. The game’s over/under is set at 240.5.

Hawks vs. Rockets Odds

Point Spread for Hawks vs. Rockets

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Hawks as the favorite.

Atlanta vs. Houston Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Atlanta has -250 odds to win the game, while Houston is listed at +205 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 240.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia
  • TV: BSSE

Hawks vs. Rockets Betting Trends

The Hawks have covered the spread 16 times in 52 games with a set spread. Atlanta has entered the game as favorites 27 times this season and won 16, or 59.3%, of those games. Hawks games have gone over the total 29 times out of 51 chances this season.

The Rockets have put together a record of 26-23-2 against the spread this season. Houston has been chosen as underdogs in 34 games this year and has walked away with the win 10 times (29.4%) in those games. This year, 24 of the Rockets’ games have gone over the point total.

Hawks vs. Rockets Key Players to Watch

Hawks

Trae Young is putting up 27.3 points, 10.9 assists and 2.7 boards per contest. Bogdan Bogdanovic’s numbers for the season are 17.0 points, 3.2 boards and 2.7 assists per game, shooting 42.9% from the field and 37.0% from beyond the arc, with 3.1 made 3-pointers per game. Jalen Johnson’s numbers for the season are 15.5 points, 3.4 assists and 8.6 boards per contest. Saddiq Bey posts 13.4 points, 6.6 boards and 1.4 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocks.

Rockets

Alperen Sengun gives the Rockets 21.3 points, 9.3 boards and 5.0 assists per game. He also averages 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks. Jalen Green averages 18.2 points, 4.7 boards and 3.2 assists, making 41.4% of his shots from the field and 31.8% from beyond the arc, with 2.1 treys per contest. Jabari Smith Jr.’s numbers for the season are 13.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest, making 47.1% of his shots from the floor and 37.7% from 3-point range, with 1.7 treys per contest. Dillon Brooks gives the Rockets 13.9 points, 3.4 boards and 1.6 assists per game, plus 1.0 steal and 0.1 blocks.

What you need to know about the Hawks

Because of the Hawks’ defensive struggles this season, ranking second-worst in the NBA with 123.9 points allowed per game, they’ve had to lean on their offense, which ranks third-best in the league tallying 121.7 points per game. The Hawks rank seventh in the NBA with 44.9 boards per game so far this year. Meanwhile, they rank 22nd with 44.5 rebounds allowed per contest. This season, the Hawks rank 18th in the league in assists, putting up 26.2 per game.

Atlanta is averaging 124.1 points per game in home games. In away games, it is averaging 119.2 points per contest. Atlanta is making 13.8 treys per game (sixth-ranked in league). It sports a 36.4% shooting percentage (17th-ranked) from beyond the arc. It’s been rough sledding for Atlanta in terms of three-pointers allowed, as it is ceding 14.0 threes per game (fourth-worst in NBA) and is allowing a 38.7% three-point percentage to its opponents (third-worst).

The Hawks have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 5-5 overall over their last 10 games. Atlanta has gone over the total in seven of its past 10 games. In their last 10 games, the Hawks have been racking up 128.4 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 121.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2023-24 season. Atlanta has been slightly suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, allowing 130.0 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 123.9 it has conceded this season.

What you need to know about the Rockets

The Rockets score 113.5 points per game and allow 112.6, ranking them 21st in the league offensively and ninth on defense. On the glass, Houston is fifth-best in the league in rebounds (45.4 per game). It is 17th in rebounds allowed (44.2 per game). This season the Rockets are ranked 23rd in the league in assists at 25.0 per game.

The Rockets score 115.6 points per game at home, and 111.1 on the road. Beyond the arc, the Rockets are 20th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (12.0). They are fifth-worst in 3-point percentage at 35.3%. Houston is 10th in the NBA in 3-pointers conceded (12.4 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage defensively (34.6%).

The Rockets are 6-4 against the spread and 3-7 overall in their past 10 contests. Houston has gone over the total in five of its last 10 games. Houston has performed better offensively in its past 10 games, compiling 117.2 points per contest, 3.7 more than its season average of 113.5. The Rockets are giving up 114.8 points per contest in their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 112.6 points allowed.

Hawks vs. Rockets Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Rockets, and we project that Rockets will cover the spread (Hawks -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 240.5 points.

How to bet Hawks vs. Rockets

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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