Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks Expert NBA Picks 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The Brooklyn Nets head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Brooklyn as 4.5 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 34-33. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -0.4 as they average 111.9 points per contest while giving up 112.3 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 22-44. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 112.1 points per contest and give up 118.8, which is a point differential of -6.7.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 36-31-0 against the spread this season
The Brooklyn Nets are 34-32-0 against the over/under this year
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-35-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 37-28-0 against the over/under this year
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
03/07/19 SF Treveon Graham Back is questionable Saturday vs Atlanta
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/07/19 C Dewayne Dedmon Knee is questionable Saturday vs Brooklyn
03/04/19 F Omari Spellman Ankle is out indefinitely
D'Angelo Russell comes into this game averaging 20.5 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Joe Harris averages 13.6 points per contest in 30.0 minutes per game. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
John Collins scores 19.4 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Trae Young averages 18.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 111.9 points per contest, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 45.8 boards per contest and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 15.1 per game. The Nets allow 112.3 points per contest, which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 14th in the NBA with 112.1 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -6.71. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 25.5. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per contest with 17.9. The Hawks give up 118.8 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.2 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 45.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Nets are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Brooklyn is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 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 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn -4.5
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