Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 3 point favorites.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 20-29. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 105.4 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 15-35. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.5 points per game and surrendering 108.0, good for a point differential of -4.5.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 20-25-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-26-1 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 26-22-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-26-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
01/29/18 PF Marvin Williams Ankle left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Atlanta
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dwight Howard averages 15.9 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 12.7 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%. Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 22.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%.
Dennis Schroder averages 19.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 12.2 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league. Charlotte averages 105.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.14 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 108 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game this season. Atlanta is 21st in the league with 103.5 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Hawks are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.6.
The Hornets are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Charlotte is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Atlanta is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Hawks are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +3
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