Monday, March 20, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, March 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 37-32. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 103.6 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 30-39. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-38-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-40-1 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 29-37-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 33-36-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/04/17 G Mike Dunleavy Ankle out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/03/17 C Miles Plumlee Calf out indefinitely
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Paul Millsap comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.6 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Kemba Walker averages 22.8 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 103.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.93 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.6 per game. The Hawks allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 104.8 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.54 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 29th with 11.8 per game. The Hornets allow 104.2 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 9th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105.2 and a defensive rating of 106.2. In terms of pace they average 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. 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 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 108 and they have a defensive rating of 107.5. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 10.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +3.5
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