Hawks vs Spurs 1/17/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio -8
AT&T Center is the venue where LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs (17-22, 4th in the Southwest Division) will play the Atlanta Hawks (9-32, 5th in the Southeast Division) on Friday. Atlanta opens this game as 8 point dogs. The over/under has been set at 229.5.
The Hawks are covering the spread 43.9% of the time, having gone 18-23-0 ATS. San Antonio is covering 39.5% of the time, going 15-23-1 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/15/20 PF Bruno Fernando Personal is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
01/15/20 C Alex Len Back is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
01/07/20 PF Jabari Parker Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Trae Young comes into this game averaging 29.1 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 85%. De'Andre Hunter averages 12.0 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
LaMarcus Aldridge scores 18.8 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. DeMar DeRozan averages 22.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 107.4 points per contest, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 16.6 per game. The Hawks allow 116.9 points per contest, which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 7th in the NBA with 113.6 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.18. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.5 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 24.7. The Spurs are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Spurs give up 114.8 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 45.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 25th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 27th 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 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Spurs are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 24th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -8
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