Away team already show that pre - season result in friendly game are not coincidence and that will be real threat from group of the teams that count on playoff place. Doubt at Jeremy Lyn role from the begin, and Harden in starting five was not true for now and with other player in line - up,(plus Delfino as one of better bench - man) they can fight on equal way with any NBA team (maybe excluding title challenger Miami, San Antonio, LA Lakers). Detroit have one of the tougher defense in league, especially at their court, but Houston manage to score 105 point showing attacking range. Atlanta did not play a match in new year, and they have similar style of play like Houston.That can make away team half of the job. Houston can use leaving of Joe Jonson, team leader for recent few year and Wiliams, one of player from starting five. Their new director is making long term plan for the team and that feel Atlanta fan at the moment.
James Harden with 37 point at debut will be first danger for Atlanta, but also Lyn can be better in attack. Atlanta can make another high score match, but advantage is at Rocket.
||102-109 WON (+14.7 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.