Hawks vs. Rockets Prediction

NBA Predictions: Hawks vs. Rockets Betting Total Set Too High? 3/25/18

Is the betting total for Sunday night's matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and the Houston Rockets set too high at 8:00 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot

(715) Atlanta Hawks at (716) Houston Rockets

Sunday, March 25, 2018

TV: N/A, 8:00 p.m. ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, the Rockets are 12.5-point home favorites to beat the Hawks while the over/under currently sits at 217 points.

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LINE MOVEMENT

Houston opened as 13.5-point home favorites but the line has dropped to 12.5 at the majority of online sportsbooks. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 219 but was bet down to 217.

PUBLIC BETTING

As of this writing, 79% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rockets to cover the point spread tonight. Meanwhile, 60% of the betting tickets are on the over.

KEY INJURY TO WATCH

Dennis Schroder (ankle) is questionable to play tonight for the Hawks while Kent Bazemore (knee, out for the year), Malcolm Delaney (ankle), and Jaylen Morris (ankle) are all out. On the other side, Chris Paul (hamstring) is questionable while Ryan Anderson (rest) is out.

BETTING STRATEGY

Both of these teams have been great 'under' plays of late. The under is 10-1 in the Hawks' last 11 road games, is 11-5 in their last 16 games overall, and is 40-19-1 in their last 60 games when playing against the Western Conference. On the other side, the under is 8-2 in the Rockets' last 10 games, is 4-0 in their last four home games, and is 8-2 in their last 10 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

 

OUR PREDICTION: HAWKS/ROCKETS UNDER 217

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