The Atlanta Hawks (8-9) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (3-14) on Thursday, November 30th. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center in Frost Bank Center and televised on BSSW. Both the Hawks and Spurs will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.
Hawks vs Spurs
The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Hawks were defeated by the Cavaliers in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 128-105. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Hawks couldn’t cover as +4 point underdogs. Concerning the over/under, the total of 233 points remained below the established over/under line of 238.5.
Looking at the Hawks’ previous ten games, they are 4-6 and face the Spurs with an overall mark of 8-9. On the road this season, the Hawks have posted a 5-4 record, whereas they have a 3-5 record at home.
Atlanta has an ATS record of 5-12 so far this season which includes their current two game losing streak vs. the spread. In their last six home games, Atlanta has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 1-7 at home compared to 4-5 on the road.
The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Spurs fell to the Nuggets by a score of 132-120. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Spurs couldn’t cover the spread as +10.5 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 229 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
So far this season, the Spurs have a record of just 3-14, as they look to pick up a win over the Hawks. Across 17 games, the Spurs have a 3-10 record when facing Western Conference teams, and they have a 0-4 record in non-conference games.
San Antonio comes in with an overall ATS record of 6-11 so far this season. When playing on the road, the Spurs hold an ATS record of 3-5 in contrast to a 3-6 record against the spread when playing at home.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the Hawks’ offense is rated 2nd in the league in scoring, averaging 122.5 points per contest. The Hawks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.8 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 101.8 possessions per contest.
Spurs Offense Breakdown
This season, the San Antonio offense is ranked 25th in the NBA in scoring at 110.5 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Spurs will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.4 made 3’s per game. If the team is going to improve their scoring numbers, they will need to become more efficient with their shots as San Antonio is already one of the leaders in pace, averaging 102.9 possessions per game.
Hawks Team Defense
Looking at the Hawks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 121.5 points per game (26th).
Inside the arc, the Hawks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 58.1% and 36.8% from three-point territory.
Spurs Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Spurs’ defense is giving up an average of 123.4 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 88.2% of their games.
San Antonio’s defense is currently forcing 15.9 turnovers per game, which is 28th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 7th in blocked shots, with an average of 6 rejections per game.
Key Players For The Hawks And Spurs
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Trae Young as the primary point contributor for the Hawks, finishing with 18 points while maintaining a 6/14 shooting accuracy. Throughout this season, his average stands at 25.6 points per game, along with 2.9 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Victor Wembanyama to be the top scorer for the Spurs. Our projection has him finishing the game with 13, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 43% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 19.2 points per game.
Hawks vs Spurs Trends
- Through their last three road games, Atlanta has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 114 points per game.
- Although San Antonio has a straight up record of 0-5 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-4. The team averaged 107 points per game in these games.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, San Antonio has an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 0-10 straight up.
- Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Hawks have an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 against the spread.
The Hawks is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 110-102. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Hawks at -7.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 245.5, and our model projects the Hawks and Spurs to reach a combined total of 212 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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