Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/20/2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, October 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 4 point favorites.
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The Hawks head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 43-39. They were 2nd in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of -0.8 as they averaged 103.2 points per contest while giving up 104.0 per game. The Hornets had an overall record of 36-46 last season. They were 4th in the Southeast Division. They averaged 104.9 points per game and surrendered 104.7, good for a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks were 39-43-0 against the spread last season
The Atlanta Hawks were 32-49-1 against the over/under last year
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets were 35-44-3 against the spread last season
The Charlotte Hornets were 43-39-0 against the over/under last year
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/16/17 C Miles Plumlee Quad OUT 2-3 weeks
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/19/17 G Malik Monk Ankle is out indefinitely
10/19/17 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Personal is "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
10/16/17 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee out indefinitely
10/16/17 G Nicolas Batum Elbow OUT 6-8 weeks
Dennis Schroder comes into this contest after averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 3.1 rebounds per game and dished out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage finished at 86%. Kent Bazemore averaged 11 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.4 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 41% for the year while his free throw percentage was 71%.
Dwight Howard averaged 13.5 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 12.7 rebounds per game and had 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 63% and his free throw percentage was at 53%. Kemba Walker averaged 23.2 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage was 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averaged 103.2 points per contest last season, which ranked them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -0.85 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 23rd in the league. They averaged 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranked them 9th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 3rd with 15.8 per game. The Hawks allowed 104 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 10th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 43.9 rebounds a game which ranked 16th and they gave up 23.4 assists per contest, which put them in 19th place in the league. They forced 15.4 turnovers per game which ranked them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte was 16th in the league with 104.9 points per game last year. They were 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was 0.2. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 18th in the NBA. They were 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.6 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Hornets were 30th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Hornets surrendered 104.7 points per contest, which ranked them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 28th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets were 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game last season.
The Hawks were 27th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 104.9 was ranked 27th. They were 10th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 19th. As a unit they were 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Atlanta was 3rd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 21st in the NBA.
Charlotte was 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 8th in the NBA. The Hornets were 14th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 108.8 was ranked 17th. They were 19th in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 21st. As a unit they were 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte -4
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