Atlanta Hawks at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 3-13. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 10-6. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 99.1, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 7-8-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 9-7-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 8-8-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
10/17/17 PG Tony Parker Quad is out indefinitely
Kent Bazemore averages 13.8 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Pau Gasol averages 10.7 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 25 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. Atlanta averages 103.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.63 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 16.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 99.1 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 21.9 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 41.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season. San Antonio is 24th in the league with 101.6 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.56. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 22.9. The Spurs are 25th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Hawks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 4th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Atlanta is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league. The Spurs are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 104 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +9.5
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