Atlanta Hawks at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 3/23/2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Friday, March 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 9 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 21-50. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.0 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 109.0 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 53-18. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 114.9 points per contest and giving up 107.3, which is a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 35-34-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 33-37-1 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 30-40-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 34-37-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/22/18 F John Collins Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Sacramento
03/20/18 G Malcolm Delaney Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Sacramento
03/12/18 G Kent Bazemore Knee is out for season
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/22/18 F Draymond Green Groin left last game, is "?" Friday vs Atlanta
03/17/18 F Omri Casspi Ankle is out indefinitely
03/16/18 F Kevin Durant Ribs is out indefinitely
03/14/18 G Klay Thompson Thumb is out indefinitely
03/13/18 G Stephen Curry Ankle is out indefinitely
Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13.5 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%.
Kevin Durant averages 26.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Draymond Green averages 11.3 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 25.9 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Atlanta averages 104 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.03 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 42.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season. Golden State is 1st in the league with 114.9 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 7.55. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 29.8. The Warriors are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.7.
The Hawks are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Golden State is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Warriors are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 114.6 is ranked 22nd. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +9
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