Sunday, January 1, 2017
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, January 1, 2017. The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 27-6. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 97.8 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 17-16. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 103.7, good for a point differential of -1.8.
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Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 24.4 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Paul Millsap averages 17.4 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
San Antonio averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.5 per game. The Spurs allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Atlanta averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 27th with 16.1 per game. The Hawks allow 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 112 and a defensive rating of 104.2. In terms of pace they average 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 103.9 and they have a defensive rating of 105.7. They get 97.8 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 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 20-13-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 19-14-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 15-18-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 13-19-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/31/16 F Kawhi Leonard Illness "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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