Hawks vs Nets 1/12/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -7
Taurean Waller-Prince and the Brooklyn Nets (17-20, 4th in the Atlantic Division) play the Atlanta Hawks (8-31, 5th in the Southeast Division) at Barclays Center on Sunday, January 12, 2020. The line on this contest has Brooklyn as 7 point favorites. The total is set at 231.
The Hawks cover the spread 43.6% of the time, having gone 17-22-0 ATS. Brooklyn is covering 46.0% of the time, going 17-20-0 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/10/20 PF Bruno Fernando Personal is questionable Sunday vs Brooklyn
01/07/20 PF Jabari Parker Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/21/19 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
01/10/20 SG Garrett Temple Knee is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
Trae Young averages 28.9 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest. He averages 8.4 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. De'Andre Hunter comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 22.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 12.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 117.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Atlanta averages 107.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 23.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 27th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 16.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 111.7 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.3 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 47.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game. Brooklyn is 17th in the league with 109.8 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.5 boards per game and 17th in assists per contest with 23.7. The Nets are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.7.
The Hawks are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 113, and their offensive rating of 103.6 is ranked 26th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Nets are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 14th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 102 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 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +7
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