Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 5 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 4-17. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.0 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 108.8 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 8-13. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 110.1 points per contest and giving up 113.2, which is a point differential of -3.1.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 9-11-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 12-9-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 14-7-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 11-9-1 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/01/17 F John Collins Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Brooklyn
12/01/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Brooklyn
11/29/17 C Dewayne Dedmon Tibia is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/01/17 G Allen Crabbe Back is "?" Saturday vs Atlanta
12/01/17 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Atlanta
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Kent Bazemore averages 12.4 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 83%. DeMarre Carroll averages 14.2 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 108.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 26.2 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Atlanta averages 102.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.05 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 16 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 113.2 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.1 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 47 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season. Brooklyn is 5th in the league with 110.1 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game and 17th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Nets are 12th in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Hawks are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Atlanta is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Brooklyn is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Nets are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn -5
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