Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/16/2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, December 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 7 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 6-22. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -10.6 as they average 107.9 points per game while giving up 118.4 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 12-18 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 109.9 points per game and surrender 111.3, good for a point differential of -1.5.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 11-17-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-12-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-15-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 14-15-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/14/18 F Omari Spellman Hip is questionable Sunday vs Brooklyn
12/12/18 SF Alex Poythress Ankle is out indefinitely
12/04/18 SF Taurean Prince Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/14/18 G Allen Crabbe Knee is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
Kent Bazemore comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Trae Young averages 15.5 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.1 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 17.5 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 107.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.1 per game. The Hawks allow 118.4 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 22nd and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 27.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 17th in the league with 109.9 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Nets are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Nets surrender 111.3 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.0 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets were 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game last season.
The Hawks are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 112.4, and their offensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 24th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 105.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Nets are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.6, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +7
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