San Antonio Spurs at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/15/2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, January 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 29-15. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 101.4 points per contest while giving up 97.8 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 11-31. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.0 points per contest and giving up 108.3, which is a point differential of -4.3.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 24-19-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 18-26-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 22-18-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 22-20-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/29/17 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/12/18 G Marco Belinelli Ankle is "?" Monday vs San Antonio
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this game averaging 22.4 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Pau Gasol averages 10.5 points per contest in 25 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 8.2 rebounds per contest for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Taurean Waller-Prince has scored 12.8 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game this season for the Hawks. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Dennis Schroder averages 20.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32 minutes per game. He also brings in 3 rebounds per game and 6.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 101.4 points per contest this year, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.57 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 44.3 boards per contest and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.1 per game. The Spurs allow 97.8 points per contest which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 21.1 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 19th in the NBA with 104 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.31. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.6 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 23.6. The Hawks are 7th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Hawks give up 108.3 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. San Antonio is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
Atlanta is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league. The Hawks are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 111 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 16th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +7.5
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