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Warriors vs Hawks NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Golden State Warriors at Atlanta Hawks
  • Where: Atlanta at State Farm Arena
  • Date: Friday, March 17th
  • Betting Odds ATL -1.5, GS +103 | ATL -124 O/U 247.0

The Warriors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 36-34. So far, the team has gone 33-36-1 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Golden State has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.

Golden State is trying to bounce back from a 134-126 loss to the Clippers. Going into this game, the team was 3 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Golden State was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Clippers by 8 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Stephen Curry, as he contributed 50 points while hitting 71.4% of his shots.

The Hawks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 34-35. So far, the team has gone 30-38-1 against the spread. Atlanta will take the court having lost 2 straight games. On average, they have lost these games by -15.0 points per game.

The Hawks are coming off a dissappointing 136-115 loss to the Timberwolves. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 5 points. In the loss, Atlanta got off to a slow start, trailing by 24 points going into halftime. In the loss, Trae Young led the team in scoring with 41 points on a field goal percentage of 60.0%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Warriors picked up the 143-141 win over the Hawks. The Warriors point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 1.5 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Warriors averaged 118.5 points per game vs Atlanta, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Warriors saw a boost in scoring, the Hawks averaged 117.0 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Golden State. This figure was similar to season-long average. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Hawks have an average scoring margin of +4 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-2. Golden State and Atlanta averaged a combined 242 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Heading into play, the Warriors offense is rated 2nd in the league in scoring, averaging 118.3 points per contest. So far, Golden State is averaging 102.0 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Not only is the team ranked near the top of the league in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 7th in the league in made field goals per game.

So far, the Warriors have played well defensively, as they are ranked 3rd in the league at 105.46 points per contest.

Before getting a bet down on this matchup, be sure to check in on the health status of Stephen Curry who is 2nd on the team in scoring at 30.1 points per game. At the time of this article, Curry is listed as questionable. For the season, he is 1st on the team in usage rate and is 11th in the NBA in player efficiency rating. If he is able to play, Golden State benefit from having both of their top scorers as Jordan Poole leads the team and is 51st in the league in scoring (20.5). For today’s matchup, he will going against a defense ranked 17th in points allowed to point-guards.

Coming into today’s action, Atlanta is averaging 117.2 points per contest. This figure places them 5th in the league. For the season, the Hawks have been playing an up-tempo style of basketball as they sit 9th in the NBA in possessions per game.. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 1st team in made field goals per contest.

Against the Warriors, the Hawks will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 21st in points allowed.

This season, the Hawks offense has primarily worked through Trae Young and Dejounte Murray who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 62 games, Young is 14th in the NBA at 27.0 points per game. So far, him and Murray have accounted for 41% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 47.6 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Dejounte Murray is grabbing 5.4 rebounds for Atlanta to go along with 6.0 assists.

Warriors vs Hawks Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Hawks -1.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 247.0