Golden State Warriors at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/3/2018
Monday, December 3, 2018
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The Golden State Warriors head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, December 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 10.5 point favorites.
The Warriors head into this matchup with a mark of 15-9. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 4.4 as they average 115.9 points per contest while giving up 111.5 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 5-18. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 107.4 points per contest and give up 118.1, which is a point differential of -10.7.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 10-13-0 against the spread this season
The Golden State Warriors are 13-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 9-14-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 13-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder injured last game, is questionable Monday vs Atlanta
11/28/18 F Draymond Green Toe is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/02/18 SF Alex Poythress Ankle is doubtful Monday vs Golden State
12/02/18 PG Jeremy Lin Ankle is questionable Monday vs Golden State
Klay Thompson comes into this game averaging 22.8 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kevin Durant averages 30.0 points per contest in 35.9 minutes per game. He averages 6.2 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Trae Young scores 15.6 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 7.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Kent Bazemore averages 12.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 115.9 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 45.7 boards per contest and 27.6 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 14.5 per game. The Warriors allow 111.5 points per contest, which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 23rd in the NBA with 107.4 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.65. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 43.9 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 24.4. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per contest with 17.8. The Hawks give up 118.1 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.1 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 48.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.4, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 3rd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Golden State is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.1, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 105.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 22nd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -10.5
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