Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets - 12/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte -3.5
Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets (9-15, 3rd in the Southeast Division) host the Atlanta Hawks (5-17, 5th in the Southeast Division) at Spectrum Center on Sunday, December 8, 2019. Charlotte opens this contest as 3.5 point favorites. The total is set at 225.
The Hawks cover the spread 45.5% of the time, having gone 10-12-0 ATS. Charlotte is covering the spread 50.0% of the time, going 12-12-0 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/4/2019 De'Andre Hunter SF Finger Game Time Decision
12/4/2019 Chandler Parsons SF Illness Game Time Decision
12/4/2019 Allen Crabbe SG Knee Game Time Decision
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/6/2019 Devonte' Graham PG Shoulder Game Time Decision
12/6/2019 Marvin Williams PF Knee Game Time Decision
Jabari Parker comes into this game averaging 16.0 points per contest while playing 28.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Trae Young averages 28.7 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game. He averages 8.4 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Terry Rozier scores 17.9 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Devonte' Graham averages 19.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 7.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 108.0 points per contest, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 41.7 boards per contest and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 17.7 per game. The Hawks allow 117.8 points per contest, which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 25th in the NBA with 105.4 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.38. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.6 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 24.2. The Hornets are 10th in turnovers per contest with 15.9. The Hornets give up 112.8 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.9 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 45.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.8, and their defensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Atlanta is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league.
Charlotte is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league. The Hornets are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 114 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte -3.5
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