Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 4/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+1)
State Farm Arena is the site where and the Atlanta Hawks (25-24) will play the Golden State Warriors (23-26) on Sunday. Golden State opens this contest as 1-point dogs. The total is set at 228.5.
The Golden State Warriors took the court against the Toronto Raptors and went home with a loss by a final score of 130-77 in their last contest. Golden State walked away from the game having earned a 32.9% field goal percentage (26 out of 79) and converted 11 of 34 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Warriors made 14 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 38 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 19 dimes for this game while creating 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When it comes to defense, Golden State let their opponent shoot 53.4% from the field on 47 out of 88 shooting. Toronto distributed 26 dimes and had 14 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Toronto totaled 53 rebounds (10 offensive, 43 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Toronto went 84.0% from the charity stripe by burying 21 of 25 attempts. They knocked down 15 out of their 35 tries from 3-point land.
Andrew Wiggins is a guy who came through for this game. He ended up scoring 15 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He played for 26:30 minutes and also grabbed 4 boards. Wiggins went 55.6% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in this game for the Warriors was Jordan Poole. He grabbed 2 rebounds in his 29:37 minutes on the court. He shot 20.0% from the field for the game by going 3-of-15 (10 points). When all was said and done, Poole totaled 1 assist.
Golden State steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 23-26 so far this year. They cough up possession 14.9 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 21.7 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Golden State is snagging 42.6 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,337 assists on the year, which ranks 1st in basketball in terms of passing. The Warriors are connecting on 37.0% on shots from beyond the arc (675 of 1,824) and 77.7% from the free throw line. They average 111.9 pts per game (18th in basketball) while hitting 46.0% from the field. Defensively, the Warriors are forcing 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.3 personal fouls. They give up 36.9% on 3-pointers while they are 23rd in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (113.9). The Warriors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 45.5% (750 of 997) and they surrender 48.1 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 15th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,183 surrendered on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Atlanta Hawks went home victorious with a score of 126-103 when they faced the New Orleans Pelicans. The Hawks were able to corral 36 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 42 in this matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while earning 10 steals in the matchup. The Pelicans committed 18 fouls in this game which got the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to make 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Atlanta made 13 out of their 29 attempts (44.8%). In all, the Hawks shot 49 for 87 from the field which gave them a percentage of 56.3%. The Hawks permitted the Pelicans to make 38 of their 88 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 43.2% for this game. They shot 27.6% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 8 out of 29 and ended up shooting 19 of 23 at the charity stripe (82.6%). In reference to team rebounding, Atlanta permitted New Orleans to pull down 34 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
Bogdan Bogdanovic was important for the Hawks in the game. He converted 9 of 17 for the matchup for a rate of 52.9%, and earned 7 rebounds. Bogdanovic scored 26 points in his 32:40 minutes of playing time and had 7 dimes in this matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Atlanta was Kevin Huerter. He ended up with 3 assists in 33:41 minutes played, and he knocked down 10 out of 15 from the floor. Huerter ended up shooting 66.7% from the field while collecting 24 points and 1 rebound.
Atlanta has a win-loss record of 25-24 for the year. The Hawks commit 19.9 fouls every game while shooting 81.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.3 times per contest (19th in the league) and they turn it over 13.7 times per game. Atlanta has tallied 5,544 points for the campaign (113.1 per contest) and they collect 45.5 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Hawks are connecting on 46.3% from the floor, which ranks 16th in the league. The Hawks on the defensive end are ranked 16th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 111.3. They are able to force 12.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.0% from the floor (11th in the NBA). The Atlanta defense gives up 34.9% on 3-point shots (577 of 1,654) and opponents are making 81.0% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 24.0 assists and 42.6 boards per game, which is 9th and 9th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (+1)
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