Rockets vs Hawks Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/20
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- Dec 20, 2023, 6:55:33 AM
The Houston Rockets (13-11) face the Atlanta Hawks (11-15) at the Toyota Center on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. CST. This preview delves into team statistics, player performances, recent matchups, and a final prediction.
The Atlanta Hawks, currently 10th in the Eastern Conference, are dealing with injuries, including Mouhamed Gueye and AJ Griffin ruled out. Key player Bogdan Bogdanovic is listed as questionable. The Hawks are coming off a win against the Pistons.
Player Spotlight: T. Young
Tray Young leads the Hawks with impressive stats, averaging 28.1 points and 11.0 assists per game. The absence of key players and struggles on the road pose challenges for the Hawks.
The Houston Rockets, currently ninth in the Western Conference, have Jae'Sean Tate and Amen Thompson listed as questionable for the game. Victor Oladipo is ruled out. The Rockets aim to bounce back from recent losses, especially in front of their home crowd.
Player Spotlight: A. Sengun
Alperen Sengun has been a standout performer for the Rockets with 19.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. The Rockets look to maintain their dominance at home.
Mouhamed Gueye and AJ Griffin are ruled out for the Hawks. Bogdan Bogdanovic is listed as questionable. Jae'Sean Tate and Amen Thompson are questionable for the Rockets, while Victor Oladipo is ruled out.
The Hawks are coming off a win against the Pistons, while the Rockets are looking to bounce back from recent losses, including an overtime defeat against the Cavaliers. The Rockets aim for their 12th straight home win.
Anticipate the Houston Rockets to secure a victory and cover the -3.5 points spread against the Atlanta Hawks. The Rockets, boasting an impressive 11-1 home record, face a Hawks team struggling on the road and likely missing key player Bogdan Bogdanovic.
The Rockets, led by Alperen Sengun, have the advantage in this matchup. Expect them to exploit the Hawks' weaknesses, particularly on the defensive end. The Rockets should cover the -3.5 points spread comfortably.
Pick: Houston Rockets to Win and Cover the -3.5 Points Spread
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