Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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The Brooklyn Nets head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 11-51. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.6 as they are averaging 105.7 points per game while giving up 114.3 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 34-29. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Sean Kilpatrick comes into this game averaging 13.4 points per contest while playing 25.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Nets. He pulls down 4 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Brook Lopez averages 20.4 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Dennis Schroder averages 17.5 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Paul Millsap averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
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Brooklyn averages 105.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.61 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 16.9 per game. The Nets allow 114.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.1 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Atlanta averages 103.8 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.89 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 4th with 15.5 per game. The Hawks allow 104.7 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 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.8 and a defensive rating of 112.2. In terms of pace they average 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106.5. They get 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 27-33-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 34-28-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-34-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 26-36-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
03/05/17 G Joe Harris Concussion out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/04/17 G Mike Dunleavy Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +9.5
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