Sunday, February 28, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 30-27 and a road record of 11-18. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 101.9 points per game while giving up 100.9 per contest. Charlotte is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 20-14. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Hawks have an overall record of 32-27 and a home record of 18-12. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 100.1, good for a point differential of 2.4. Atlanta has a division record of 6-6 and a conference record of 20-17. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.5 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.2 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Paul Millsap averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Charlotte averages 101.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Hornets allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 48.4 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 22nd with 15.2 per game. The Hawks allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Hawks force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Hornets average 100.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Hornets have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 104.2. In terms of pace they average 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hawks score 103.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 101.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.5 points per game. The Hawks rating on offense is 104.8 and they have a defensive rating of 102.3. They get 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 29-27-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 25-30-2 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 27-30-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-30-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/26/16 F Spencer Hawes Back "?"
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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