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Houston @ Atlanta

Current Records: Houston 17-54; Atlanta 40-31

What to Know

This Sunday, the Houston Rockets are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 116.59 points per contest. They will take on the Atlanta Hawks on the road at 7 p.m. ET Sunday at State Farm Arena. The Rockets know how to get points on the board -- the squad has finished with flashy point totals in its past three matchups -- so hopefully Atlanta likes a good challenge.

Houston beat the Los Angeles Clippers 122-115 this past Friday. Houston's power forward Kelly Olynyk did his thing and almost posted a triple-double on 20 points, 11 dimes, and nine rebounds.

A well-balanced attack led Atlanta over the Orlando Magic every single quarter on their way to victory this past Thursday. Atlanta put the hurt on Orlando with a sharp 116-93 win. The matchup was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 61-41. Atlanta's shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic was one of the most active players for the team, picking up 27 points and five assists.

The Rockets are now 17-54 while the Hawks sit at 40-31. Houston has been eliminated from playoff contention. Atlanta is still in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs, so these next one game are critical for them.

Houston have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 11 point spread they are up against. They are currently five-for-five against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

In the teams' previous meeting in March, the Rockets lost to Atlanta at home by a decisive 119-107 margin. Can Houston avenge their defeat, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: State Farm Arena -- Atlanta, Georgia
  • TV: ATTSN Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Hawks are a big 11-point favorite against the Rockets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Hawks as a 10.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Houston have won six out of their last 11 games against Atlanta.

  • Mar 16, 2021 - Atlanta 119 vs. Houston 107
  • Jan 08, 2020 - Houston 122 vs. Atlanta 115
  • Nov 30, 2019 - Houston 158 vs. Atlanta 111
  • Mar 19, 2019 - Houston 121 vs. Atlanta 105
  • Feb 25, 2019 - Houston 119 vs. Atlanta 111
  • Mar 25, 2018 - Houston 118 vs. Atlanta 99
  • Nov 03, 2017 - Houston 119 vs. Atlanta 104
  • Feb 02, 2017 - Atlanta 113 vs. Houston 108
  • Nov 05, 2016 - Atlanta 112 vs. Houston 97
  • Mar 19, 2016 - Atlanta 109 vs. Houston 97
  • Dec 29, 2015 - Atlanta 121 vs. Houston 115