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Atlanta Hawks vs. Houston Rockets Predictions and Preview for 4/10/2022

Atlanta Hawks takes on Houston Rockets on 4/10/2022 at 03:40 PM.

The Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets face off in an important game for both teams. Atlanta Hawks has a record of 42-39 this regular season. Houston Rockets is 20-61 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Atlanta Hawks Team Defense Preview


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Their defensive efficiency is 114.9, there is a lot of work to do here. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Atlanta Hawks Team Offense Preview




Getting excited about an offensive efficiency of 116.3 is going a bit overboard with an above-average offense. And nothing more than that. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a slower than average team when it comes to the pace of play.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .580 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .541, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .389 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .372 of their shots from three point range. They are an above average three point shooting team. They made .812 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are an above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 22.9% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Houston Rockets Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 116.5, there is a lot of work to do here. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They are a below average team when it comes to their ability to force bad shots. They are not doing enough to stop opponents from scoring at the rim. The defensive lapses yielding dunks, layups, and tip-ins are prevalent.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Houston Rockets Team Offense Preview


They have a completely dreadful offense that makes announcers try to spin things positively and fans cringe. An offensive effiency rating of 108.3 can certainly do that. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. They play a pace that is considered faster than average, but this is not a team that is having a track meet.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .564 which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .534, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .447 of their shots from three point range. They take three point shots more than many in the NBA. They made .348 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .713 of their shots from the charity stripe. This is a team that will keep opponents in the game when up with a late narrow lead.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 21.8% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

The Atlanta Hawks Roster

The Players to Watch for Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young 6-1 164 PG

He is a candidate for the All-Star Game this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

One of the best distributors in the NBA, he sets up his teammates like few others. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Kevin Huerter 6-7 190 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. In the NBA, he would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Clint Capela 6-10 240 C

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He is one of the leaders in the NBA in his ability to get scoring attempts at the rim. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He either does not take three point shots or he does not make them either. Opponents are probably quite aware. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. Fouling him is probably better than letting him get two points on a drive or post-up. The Free Throw Line is an adventure for him and everyone is there to watch.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.The ball is in safe hands with him and there is a general level of comfort in his stewardship. He finds a way to get second and third chance opportunity for his team.

The Houston Rockets Roster

The Players to Watch for Houston Rockets

Jalen Green 6-4 178 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Christian Wood 6-10 214 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Jae’Sean Tate 6-4 230 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Houston Rockets Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Atlanta Hawks 113 Houston Rockets 109

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