Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 7.5 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 36-44. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 105.6 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 42-38. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.4 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 35-42-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 43-37-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 38-42-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 32-47-1 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
04/09/17 PG Kemba Walker Ankle injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Milwaukee
04/08/17 G Marco Belinelli Finger "?" Monday vs. Milwaukee
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
04/09/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin "?" Tuesday vs. Charlotte
Nicolas Batum comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kemba Walker averages 23.2 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Dennis Schroder averages 18 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.7 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 105.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.66 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 11.5 per game. The Hornets allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 103.4 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.99 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 3rd with 15.7 per game. The Hawks allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Hawks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 109.3 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 105.9. They get 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. 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 14.1 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%.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta -7.5
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