Saturday, December 12, 2015
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.5.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 18-5 and a road record of 7-5. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.2 as they are averaging 99.9 points per game while giving up 88.7 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 14-10 and a home record of 8-4. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101 points per game and surrendering 99.6, good for a point differential of 1.5.
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 21 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jeff Teague averages 16.5 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Paul Millsap averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.5 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
San Antonio averages 99.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 25 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 14.2 per game. The Spurs allow 88.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Atlanta averages 101 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 48.4 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 14th with 14.8 per game. The Hawks allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Hawks force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 14-9-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 8-15-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 11-12-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 10-14-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/10/15 F Kawhi Leonard Illness probable Friday vs. LA Lakers
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/11/15 F Mike Scott Knee "?" Saturday vs. San Antonio
12/11/15 F Tiago Splitter Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. San Antonio
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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