Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks Predictions, NBA Picks 2/28/2020
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -2
John Collins and the Atlanta Hawks (17-43, 5th in the Southeast Division) play the Brooklyn Nets (26-31, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at State Farm Arena on Friday, February 28, 2020. Atlanta opens this contest as 2 point dogs. The O/U has been set at 234.
The Nets are covering 47.4% of the time, having gone 27-30-0 ATS. Atlanta is covering 45.8% of the time, going 27-32-1 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
02/26/20 SF Wilson Chandler Personal is questionable Friday vs Atlanta
02/20/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out for season
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/27/20 C Dewayne Dedmon Elbow is questionable Friday vs Brooklyn
02/26/20 SG DeAndre' Bembry Abdominal is questionable Friday vs Brooklyn
02/19/20 C Clint Capela Heel is out indefinitely
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Joe Harris comes into this game averaging 13.6 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 20.8 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game. He averages 6.6 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
John Collins scores 21.0 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Trae Young averages 30.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and has 9.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 110.5 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 48.5 boards per contest and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.6 per game. The Nets allow 110.6 points per contest, which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 22.1 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 18th in the NBA with 110.7 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.45. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.0 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 23.5. The Hawks are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 16.3. The Hawks give up 119.2 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.8 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 47.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Nets are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 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 league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Hawks are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 114.4, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 28th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +2
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