Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 8 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 12-27. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -8.4 as they average 109.1 points per game while giving up 117.6 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 20-22 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 110.7 points per game and surrender 111.5, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 17-22-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 21-17-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 22-19-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 21-19-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/30/18 G Kent Bazemore Ankle is out indefinitely
12/04/18 SF Taurean Prince Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/31/18 SF Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Groin is out indefinitely
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
01/07/19 SF DeMarre Carroll Knee is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Atlanta
01/07/19 G Joe Harris Ankle is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Atlanta
01/07/19 F Kenneth Faried Ankle injured last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Atlanta
01/02/19 G Allen Crabbe Knee is out indefinitely
John Collins averages 18.3 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 10.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Trae Young comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 18.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 17.1 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 117.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 27.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. Atlanta averages 109.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 14th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 111.5 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. Brooklyn is 16th in the league with 110.7 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 23.7. The Nets are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Hawks are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 25th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Nets are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn -8
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