Two teams sitting on opposite sides of the league table are clashing today, when the Atlanta Hawks (5-18), are hosting the defending champions Golden State Warriors (15-9), who have Steph Curry back in their lineup and both teams looking to bounce back after losing their last two games.
Date/Time: 12-03-2018, 19:30 EDT
Spread: Atlanta Hawks +10.5
Atlanta Hawks have a 5-18 record (9-14 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third to last place of the East. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Thunder with a 109-124 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Trae Young with 15.6 ppg, adding a team high 7.6 dimes per game. He is followed by Taurean Prince with 15.1 ppg and 4.1 boards per game.
Golden State Warriors have a 15-9 record (10-14 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the fourth place of the West. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Pistons with a 102-111 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kevin Durant with 30 ppg, adding 6.2 dimes and a team high 7.8 boards per game. He is followed by Stephen Curry with 29.3 ppg, 5 boards and 5.8 dimes per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Warriors won at home with a 110-103 score. Hawks have a 3-7 home record this season, while the Warriors are 4-7 on the road. Warriors are better offensively, scoring 115.9 ppg to Hawks’ 107.4 ppg and are also better defensively, allowing 111.5 ppg to Hawks’ 118.1. Warriors have better percentages both in field goals (49.2% to 44%) and in 3-point percentage (37.9% to 31.8%). They are also better in dimes made (27.6 to 24.4), in boards grabbed (45.7 to 43.9) and in turnovers committed (14.5 to 17.8). Warriors are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -10.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds against an inferior Hawks squad.
Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction: Golden State Warriors -10.5 (-109)
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