Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks Predictions, NBA Expert Picks 3/9/2020
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, March 9, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta -5.5
John Collins and the Atlanta Hawks (19-46, 5th in the Southeast Division) play the Charlotte Hornets (22-41, 4th in the Southeast Division) at State Farm Arena on Monday, March 9, 2020. Atlanta opens this matchup as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 225.5.
The Hornets cover the spread 52.4% of the time, having gone 33-30-0 ATS. Atlanta is covering 45.3% of the time, going 29-35-1 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/26/20 SG Malik Monk Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/07/20 SG DeAndre' Bembry Abdominal is questionable Monday vs Charlotte
02/19/20 C Clint Capela Heel is out indefinitely
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Terry Rozier comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Miles Bridges averages 13.1 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
John Collins averages 21.4 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.0 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Trae Young averages 29.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 9.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 102.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.8 per game. The Hornets allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 26.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 17th in the league with 111.0 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 43.0 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Hawks are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.2. The Hawks surrender 119.2 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 47.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game.
The Hornets are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Charlotte is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Atlanta is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +5.5
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