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    Houston Rockets versus Atlanta Hawks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 12-31-2012


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 19-9 Atlanta Hawks will travel to face the 16-14 Houston Rockets in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Houston is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The odds from this NBA game will come out on Monday afternoon as Hawks impact player Josh Smith is questionable with a hip injury and was forced to miss the game on Saturday.

    The teams met back on November 2nd and it was Houston with the 109-102 road win at Atlanta as a +5 point underdog. The total landed over 203 points. Trend: Atlanta Hawks are 3-0 to the over in their past three games.

    Atlanta is riding a four game win streak as they defeat Indiana on Saturday 109-100 as a -2 ½ point favorite. The total landed over 182 points. It marked the third straight game for the Hawks to eclipse 100 points. It was another good shooting for Atlanta as he hit on 55% of their shots and 10 of 20 from three. This was without an injured Josh Smith on the court for Atlanta. Another solid effort by Al Horford who scored 20 points and pulled down six rebounds while dishing out six assists. The team is 8-4 on the road.

    The Rockets are 11-6 at home this season. After a five game win streak the team has lost two straight all against tough competition. Following a six points loss at San Antonio on Friday the team drops a 124-94 home decision to the Oklahoma City Thunder on the back end of a back to back as a +4 ½ point underdog. Houston was playing their fourth game in five nights against a rested Thunder team. Houston is the third scoring offense in the league by averaging 105 points a game. The Rockets are a small team and struggle to defend by allowing 104 points and 46% shooting.