Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 3/15/2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 5.5 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 29-39. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 107.0 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 20-48. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per contest and giving up 108.7, which is a point differential of -5.1.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 28-36-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 34-32-2 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 33-33-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-36-1 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/13/18 F Cody Zeller Knee is "?" Thursday vs Atlanta
03/09/18 G Michael Carter-Williams Shoulder is out for season
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/13/18 G Malcolm Delaney Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Charlotte
03/12/18 G Kent Bazemore Knee is out for season
Kemba Walker comes into this game averaging 22.7 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Dwight Howard averages 16.2 points per contest in 30.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 12.1 rebounds per contest for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Taurean Waller-Prince has scored 13 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per game this season for the Hawks. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Dennis Schroder averages 19.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and 6.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 107 points per contest this year, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 44.9 boards per contest and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 12.6 per game. The Hornets allow 107.6 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 24.6 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 22nd in the NBA with 103.6 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -5.07. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.1 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 23.7. The Hawks are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.7. The Hawks give up 108.7 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.9 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Charlotte is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Hawks are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 110.9, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 6th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -5.5
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