San Antonio Spurs vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 2/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (+3.5)
The San Antonio Spurs (14-11) head to State Farm Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Atlanta Hawks (11-13). The spread on this contest has Atlanta as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 228.
The San Antonio Spurs faced the Golden State Warriors and took a loss by a score of 114-91 in their last contest. San Antonio walked away from the contest with a 37.2% FG percentage (32 out of 86) and knocked down 8 of 24 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Spurs converted 19 of 21 tries for a rate of 90.5%. In relation to rebounding, they earned 45 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 20 assists in this contest in addition to having 2 steals and 5 blocked shots. With respect to the defense, San Antonio allowed 46.2% from the field on 42 of 91 shooting. Golden State earned 26 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Warriors collected 50 rebounds (10 offensive, 40 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Golden State finished the game shooting 68.4% from the free throw line by knocking down 13 of their 19 attempts. They buried 17 of their 40 shots from distance.
Keldon Johnson is one guy who had an impact for this game. He walked away with 13 points on 5 out of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33:00 mins and also collected 6 boards. Johnson walked away from this one shooting 31.3% from the field and also earned 6 assists. One more player that was a contributor in the matchup for the Spurs was DeMar DeRozan. He grabbed 3 boards and also accounted for 6 dimes. He ended up shooting 36.4% from the field in the matchup by shooting 4-of-11 (12 points). In all, DeRozan played for 28:02 min.
San Antonio comes into this matchup with a record of 14-11 for the season. They average 110.2 pts per game (22nd in the league) while hitting 44.9% from the floor. The Spurs are shooting 36.0% on shots from beyond the arc (269 of 747) and 79.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, San Antonio is grabbing 45.2 rebounds per contest and has totaled 622 assists on the campaign, which is 11th in basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 11.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.0 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Spurs are forcing 14.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. The Spurs defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 47.1% (349 of 474) and they relinquish 48.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 19th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 622 conceded on the season. They are conceding 38.9% on shots from downtown while they are 14th in basketball in points per game allowed (111.4).
For their last game, the Atlanta Hawks took a defeat with a final score of 118-117 against the Dallas Mavericks. The Hawks collected 33 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 42 for the matchup. They also blocked 4 tries while getting 7 steals for this contest. The Mavericks had 24 fouls in the matchup which took the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 28 tries. They were able to knock down 23 of the free throws for a clip of 82.1%. In relation to 3-point shots, Atlanta knocked down 14 out of their 39 tries (35.9%). Overall, the Hawks shot 40 for 88 from the field which had them sitting at 45.5%. The Hawks allowed the Mavericks to convert 43 of their 84 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 51.2% in this game. They finished shooting 40.0% from three-point range by going 14 out of 35 and finished the game at 18 out of 20 at the free throw line (90.0%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Atlanta permitted Dallas to grab 37 overall (4 on the offensive side).
John Collins was important for the Hawks in the matchup. He buried 13 out of 18 for the game for a field goal percentage of 72.2%, which had him sitting at 33 points. Collins snagged 8 rebounds in his 38:20 minutes of time on the court and had 2 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that played a role for Atlanta was Trae Young. He accumulated 25 points in 42:00 mins on the hardwood by going 8 out of 22 shooting for this contest. Young finished going 36.4% from the field while contributing 15 assists and 7 boards.
Atlanta has a mark of 11-13 so far this year. Atlanta has 2,706 pts this season (112.8 per contest) and they pull down 46.9 boards per game. The Hawks are committing 20.3 personal fouls per contest while shooting 82.0% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Hawks are shooting 44.8% from the floor, which is ranked 25th in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.6 times per contest (16th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.6 times per game. The Hawks on defense are ranked 13th in the league in points allowed per contest with 111.4. The Atlanta defense gives up 33.0% from downtown (271 of 820) and their opponents are connecting on 82.1% of their foul shots. They allow 23.4 assists and 44.2 boards per game, which ranks them 8th and 13th in the NBA. They are forcing 12.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.0% from the field (8th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio (+3.5)
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