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Added January 15th, 2011 by Dwight

NBA Predictions: Houston Rockets vs. Atlanta Hawks

Houston Rockets (17-23) @ Atlanta Hawks (26-14)

Time: 7:00 pm EST

Point Spread: Atlanta Hawks -7

Over/Under Line: 204

Preview: The Houston Rockets will look to snap their two game losing streak when they play Saturday night at Atlanta.

The Rockets are 17-23 overall, and in last place within the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. The Rockets have had troubles stopping teams on the defensive side of the floor. The Rockets are allowing 105 points per game, which ranks 25th in the NBA. Offensively, Houston is anchored by Kevin Martin, and his 23.2 points per game. Houston, when playing games on the road have won just 7 of 21. When playing Eastern Conference foes; the Rockets are 7-8.

Atlanta has won five straight games, and moved into second place within the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference. Coming into Saturday, the Hawks are just 3.5 games behind the Miami Heat, and ½ game ahead of the Orlando Magic. The Hawks are led by shooting guard Joe Johnson, and his 18.8 points per game. Atlanta, as a team is scoring 97.9 points per game. Atlanta is 13-5 when playing at the Phillips Arena. The Hawks have won 8 of 14 games against Western Conference foes.

My Betting Predictions: Atlanta comes away with their sixth straight win. The Rockets struggles continue. Atlanta 104-101.

 
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