Sunday, April 2, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 4 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 39-36. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 16-59. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 112.9, good for a point differential of -7.2.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 34-41-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-46-1 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 36-37-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 38-36-1 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/31/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin doubtful Saturday vs. Chicago
03/31/17 G Mike Dunleavy Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Chicago
03/27/17 F Paul Millsap Knee out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
03/05/17 G Joe Harris Concussion out indefinitely
Dennis Schroder comes into this game averaging 18 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Hawks. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 13.5 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 12.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
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Sean Kilpatrick averages 13.2 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Brook Lopez averages 20.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.8 per game. The Hawks allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 105.7 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.19 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 2nd with 16.6 per game. The Nets allow 112.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.1 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Nets force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 104.7 and a defensive rating of 105.9. In terms of pace they average 97.4 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 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nets rating on offense is 104 and they have a defensive rating of 111.1. They get 101.2 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 37% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 14.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta -4
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