Friday, November 18, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, November 18, 2016. The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 9-2. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 107.8 points per game while giving up 98.2 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 7-3. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 99.8, good for a point differential of 5.7.
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Paul Millsap comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Dennis Schroder averages 16.1 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kemba Walker averages 25.8 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Nicolas Batum averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Atlanta averages 107.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 55.7 rebounds per game and 26.2 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.9 per game. The Hawks allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 17.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Charlotte averages 105.5 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 10.9 per game. The Hornets allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Hornets force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 98.2. In terms of pace they average 100 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 108.2 and they have a defensive rating of 102.3. They get 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 10.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 8-3-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 6-3-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/17/16 C Dwight Howard Quad "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
11/16/16 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
10/31/16 F Mike Scott Knee out indefinitely
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/17/16 G Jeremy Lamb Hamstring is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Atlanta
11/17/16 PG Kemba Walker Back probable Friday vs. Atlanta
11/17/16 C Roy Hibbert Knee "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +3.5
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