Saturday, December 17, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 14-12. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 12-13. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of -1.8.
Nicolas Batum comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Kemba Walker averages 22.6 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Dennis Schroder averages 16.5 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Paul Millsap averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Charlotte averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 55.4 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 12 per game. The Hornets allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Atlanta averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 28th with 16.9 per game. The Hawks allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Hawks force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 106.5 and a defensive rating of 104.6. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 102.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 15.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 12-13-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 15-11-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/15/16 PG Kemba Walker Personal expected to miss Friday vs. Boston
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/16/16 F DeAndre' Bembry Personal expected to miss Friday vs. Toronto
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta -2.5
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