Hawks vs. Rockets Prediction
The Houston Rockets didn’t have the services of James Harden on Saturday night, but they still found a way to upend the Warriors in Oakland. With Harden likely back tonight versus the Hawks, will the Rockets roll as a double-digit favorite?
577 Sacramento Kings at 578 Minnesota Timberwolves
8:00 p.m. ET, Monday, February 25, 2019
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Rockets are 10.5-point favorites to beat the Hawks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 232 points and as of this writing, 60% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rockets to cover the point spread.
Atlanta Hawks Fantasy Spin
Taurean Prince (personal) will not play vs. Houston on Monday. It's unclear how long Prince might be out of commission, but presumably he's just day-to-day. DeAndre Bembry is probable and Kevin Huerter is questionable for this game, and both guys should benefit if they're cleared to go.
Houston Rockets Fantasy Spin
James Harden (strained neck) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Hawks. Harden has also been dealing with an illness recently and we're unlikely to hear more until Houston goes through shootaround. It is a home game so there won't be a flight involved, which could help, but if Harden can't suit up we'd expect Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers and Gerald Green to absorb most of his playing time.
NBA Betting Trends
The Hawks are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games versus the Western Conference.
The Rockets have dropped 10 of their last 12 games against the spread following a win.
The Rockets have lacked for consistency when it comes to covering the spread but I do like them to post back-to-back ATS victories by rolling tonight. The favorite is 4-1 against the number in the last five meetings between these two teams while Houston is 6-2 against the spread in its last eight home games when playing an opponent with a road winning percentage of less than .400. The Hawks are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games when playing a team with a winning record and are just 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following a win.
Monday NBA Prediction: Houston Rockets -10.5