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Hawks vs Warriors NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Atlanta Hawks at Golden State Warriors
- Where: San Francisco at Chase Center
- Date: Monday, January 2nd
- Betting Odds GS -3, ATL +128 | GS -155 O/U OFF
So far, the Hawks have put together an overall record of 17-19, while going 14-21-1 vs the spread. The Hawks head into today’s action in the midst of a 3 game losing streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of -8.33.
In their previous game, the Hawks were favored to win vs the Lakers. However, their 130-121 loss, gave them both a straight up and ATS loss. Atlanta let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Trae Young led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 45.8%.
The Warriors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 19-18. So far, the team has gone 17-19-1 against the spread. In today’s game, Golden State will look to extend their 4 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 7.5 points.
The Warriors are coming off a 118-112 win over the Trail Blazers. This win came despite entering the game as the 1 point underdogs. Golden State went into halftime with a narrow 4 point lead before being able to slightly add to that margin by the games end. Leading the team in scoring was Jordan Poole, as he contributed 41 points while hitting 60.9% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
Going back to last season, the Hawks and Warriors split their season series, with each team picking up a win at home. The average point total across the two games was 244.0 points. Similar to their season-long average, the Hawks averaged 117.0 points per game vs the Warriors. On the other side, Golden State saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Hawks, as they averaged 118.5 points per game in these matchups. The Hawks have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 4-1. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 8 points per game. A combined average of 222 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Hawks come into today’s game as the 14th ranked scoring offense at 114.5 points per game. So far, Atlanta is averaging 101.2 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Although the Hawks offense does a good job generating possessions, their poor shooting numbers are a key reason for their poor scoring numbers. So far, the team has an effective field goal percentage of just 52.2%.
Defensively, Atlanta has had its problems giving up an average of 112.38 points per game (21st).
On offense, Trae Young leads the Hawks in scoring at 27.4 points per game, placing him 12th in the NBA. Overall, Young has hit 41.5% of his shots while accounting for 22.7% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 29th in points allowed to point-guards. At 20.5 points per game, Dejounte Murray is the 2nd leading scorer for the Hawks. For the season, he is 90th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 44.7%.
Golden State will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 116.4 points per game (6th). In terms of pace, the Warriors are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 101.9 possessions per game. A key aspect of the team’s offensive success is their ability to pair an up-tempo style of play with efficient outside shooting. So far, they are the 6th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
Defensively, the Warriors are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 105.46 points per contest (3rd).
Golden State will be counting Jordan Poole to put together a strong scoring performance vs the Atlanta, as Stephen Curry has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, Curry leads the team in scoring at 30.0 points per game. Poole is 2nd on the team at 20.3 points per contest, which sits 49.0th in the NBA. In his 37 games, he has hit 43.4% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 2.2 rebounds per game.
Hawks vs Warriors Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Hawks +3
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF