Saturday, January 16, 2016
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 11-28 and a road record of 4-14. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.8 as they are averaging 95.6 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 23-16 and a home record of 13-7. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 100.8, good for a point differential of 1.7.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.6 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Jeff Teague averages 15 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Paul Millsap averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Brooklyn averages 95.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.2 per game. The Nets allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 16th with 14.7 per game. The Hawks allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Hawks force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 21-18-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-23-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 18-19-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 21-18-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
01/14/16 F Willie Reed Personal expected to miss Friday vs. Portland
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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