Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks 12/2/2019
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, December 2, 2019
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta -4.5
Eric Paschall and the Golden State Warriors (4-16, 5th in the Pacific Division) are headed to State Farm Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Atlanta Hawks (4-16, 5th in the Southeast Division). Golden State opens this contest as 4.5 point underdogs. The over/under opens at 223.
The Warriors are covering the spread 45.0% of the time, having gone 9-11-0 ATS. Atlanta is covering 47.4% of the time, going 9-10-0 against the spread.
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/30/2019 D'Angelo Russell SG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 4
11/30/2019 Jacob Evans SG Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 4
11/29/2019 Damion Lee SG Hand Game Time Decision
11/29/2019 Kevon Looney PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Dec 2
11/12/2019 Stephen Curry PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Mar 5
10/22/2019 Klay Thompson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/30/2019 Cam Reddish SF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Dec 2
11/19/2019 Kevin Huerter SG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Dec 17
Alec Burks averages 15.0 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Eric Paschall comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Trae Young averages 28.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 8.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Jabari Parker averages 16.8 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allow 116.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 26.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Golden State averages 107.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 23rd and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 119.1 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game. Atlanta is 19th in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -11.4. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 23.4. The Hawks are 2nd in turnovers per game with 17.9.
The Warriors are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 114.5, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 27th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Golden State is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Atlanta is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Hawks are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 115, and their offensive rating of 104 is ranked 29th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State +4.5
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