Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 12 – 3 – 2018




Golden State Warriors vs  Atlanta Hawks  Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick  12 – 3 – 2018

Golden State Warriors (15-9) vs Atlanta Hawks (5-18)

Date : 12/03/2018
Time : 7:30 pm EST
Location : State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks

The Golden State Warriors will visit State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday night to take on the Atlanta Hawks at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Steph Curry returned to the Golden State lineup in their last outing versus the Detroit Pistons, however, was not enough for the Warriors as the visitors were  111 – 102 losers to the Pistons as they had no answers for Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond as they combined for 42 points while Drummond had 19 rebounds on the night.

On the other hand, the Hawks continue to lose as they dropped yet another matchup on the road versus the Oklahoma City Thunder by a 124 – 109 score as Tre Young with 4-15 from the field for only 9 points on the night as John Collins led the Hawks in scoring with 19 points along with 11 rebounds in what was their 2nd straight loss. The under has been the play in four of the last 5 meetings amongst these teams.

 

Golden State Warriors's Latest Performance :

The Golden State Warriors had average close to 120 points in their last four games prior to their last meeting versus the Detroit Pistons on the road. Of course, getting Curry back into the lineup was definitely a positive for Golden State, however, this proved to not be very beneficial in their matchup versus the Pistons as the Golden State Warriors only put up 102 points in what was game 2 of a current five-game road trip. Curry only went 3-9 from 3 point range for the night, however, scored 20 points in the second half   as he ended with 27 points on the night.

On the other hand, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson added 28 and 21 points, respectively, in the loss. ”I think our spacing is screwed up, and we aren’t playing with enough urgency,” Durant said. ”None of that is on coach. That’s our fault.” Nonetheless, the Warriors will certainly be looking to play much better versus a Hawks team that has struggled on the defensive end all season yet will be looking to pick up a huge confidence-building win on Monday night.

 

Atlanta Hawks 's Latest Performance :

After winning two straight games, the Hawks find themselves back to their losing ways as they have dropped two in a row, as stated, after they fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road on Friday night. As stated, Collins led the Hawks and scoring with 19 points while guard Tre Young struggled for the Hawks in going 4-15 from the floor; Yet, The guard posted 8 assists on the night for the road team.

In all, the Hawks simply continue to disappoint on the offensive end as they shot 44% as a team from the floor while going 30% from 3 point range. Rebounding has been another area  to which they have suffered as they were outrebounded by a margin of 39 – 28 vs the Thunder while committing 21 turnovers for the night. Their matchup with Golden State on Monday night will be very interesting in that you have two teams that have lost their last two outings facing off against each other; However, the home team will certainly need to shore up defensive vulnerabilities (As they are allowing 118 points per game to their opponent) as Steph Curry is back into the lineup, thus meaning that the Warriors will certainly have one of the most dynamic players in the league in the lineup

 

How Golden State Warriors & Atlanta Hawks Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

 

Golden State is 10 – 14 ATS while the OU is 14 – 11

Atlanta is 9 – 14 ATS while the OU is 14 – 10

 

 

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

With curry back in the lineup, look for Golden State to play much better moving forward. Of course, their record would suggest that they have done well thus far in the season and in the absence of Curry, Draymond Green along with DeMarcus Cousins;  However, in all, the Warriors are losers of six of their last nine contests and will certainly be looking to get back on track offensively versus a Hawks team that has struggled in this area, as stated. On the other hand, Atlanta will simply be looking to obtain some confidence in keeping this game close versus a potent Golden State squad. It will be important to note that the Hawks are only 1 – 3  in their last four home games and have struggled mightily on both sides of the ball this year. With that being the case, it will be interesting to see how much of a fight the home team will be able to put up versus a Golden State team that will be looking to get back on track after an up-and-down start, lately, in their 2018 campaign.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick:  Golden State Warriors

My reason for the pick :

 

 

No one needs a win more than the Atlanta Hawks as they  are simply looking for some type of consistency on either side of the boss at this point in the season. However, a win can also be important to the psyche of the Golden State Warriors as well as they are now almost at full strength within their starting lineup.  In other words, they will certainly be looking to to get their offense revved up early verses an Atlanta team that has not posed much resistance in this area. In all, look for the road team to cruise in a blowout win on Monday night.

 

Totals Selection: Pick: Over

My reason for the prediction :

 

As stated, the Hawks are allowing teams to score  118 points per game in 2018. Also, they certainly turned the ball over a lot versus the Oklahoma City Thunder in their last outing. With that being the case, look for the Warriors to capitalize on this as they will certainly be able to gain confidence not only from their half-court offense, but, from their transition offense as well, thus allowing the over to be the strong play in this contest.

Betting trends for Golden State Warriors:

  • Over is 4-0 in Warriors last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
    Warriors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
    Under is 5-0-1 in Warriors last 6 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.

Betting trends for Atlanta Hawks :

  • Over is 4-0 in Hawks last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
    Hawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
    Under is 5-1 in Hawks last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.

Falepa

A sports analyst and enthusiast, Filipa enjoys writing articles for NHL, NBA, NCAAB, and, of course, for NCAAF. In addition, he enjoys the true art of breaking down games in such as way as to locate certain trends that can impact future contests. With a willingness to research, construct, and relay information that any reader can understand, Filipa aims to provide the reader with interesting & indepth knowledge for upcoming sporting events.