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NBA: San Antonio Spurs vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction 1/15/2024

The San Antonio Spurs (7-31) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (15-23) on Monday, January 15th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on TNT. Both the Spurs and Hawks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 3:30 ET.

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The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Spurs were defeated by the Bulls in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 122-116. Despite losin the game straight-up, the Spurs did cover the spread as +6.5 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 229 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

Currently, the Spurs are 7-31 on the season and are hoping to beat the Hawks. In the Western Conference, the Spurs are in 15th place and are 5th in the Southwest division.

San Antonio comes in with an overall ATS record of 18-20 so far this season. The Spurs currently have a three game ATS win streak as the favorite and are 15-20 vs. the spread as underdogs.

The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Hawks were defeated by the Wizards in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 127-99. The Hawks not only lost the game but also failed to cover the spread as -7.5 point favorites. Considering the over/under, the total of 226 points fell short of the set over/under line of 248.

With a 15-23 record, the Hawks are below .500 and will try to get a win against the Spurs. In their 38 games, the Hawks are 10-19 against Eastern Conference teams and 5-4 in non-conference play.

Atlanta has an overall ATS record of 9-29 for the season so far. This season, Atlanta has a 4-16 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 5-13 when playing as underdogs.

Spurs Offense Breakdown

Through 38 games games, San Antonio is averaging 112.6 points per game (23rd).

Coming into the game, the Spurs are 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 112.6 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 108.9 points per game (28th). So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.4% of their games.

San Antonio is 3rd in the league in pace at 102.1 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Spurs are 27th in the league at 45%. When it comes to two-point shooting, they are 22nd in the NBA at 53%.

So far this season, the Spurs have made an average of 12.9 three-pointers per game (14th). In terms of free throw attempts, they are 29th in the league at 20.2 per game. When it comes to offensive rebounds, San Antonio is 24th in the NBA.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Atlanta offense is the 4th ranked unit in the NBA, at 121.7 points per contest.

This season, the Hawks are one of the best offensive teams in the NBA, averaging 121.7 points per game (4th). At home, they are scoring 123.3 points per game (5th).

Atlanta is one of the fastest-paced teams in the league, ranking 5th in pace at 101.6 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Hawks are 21st in the NBA at 46%.

So far, the Hawks have made 13.9 three-pointers per game (7th). In terms of free throws, they are 4th in the league at 20.5 made per game.

Spurs Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Spurs’ defense is giving up an average of 121.7 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 73.7% of their games. On two point field goal attempts, the Spurs’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.7% and allowing 38.5% from beyond the arc.

Hawks Team Defense

At this time, the Hawks’ defense is positioned 29th in the NBA, permitting 124.1 points per game. In their previous game, the Hawks’ defense struggled against the Wizards, giving up 127 points on a field goal percentage of 48%.

Key Players For The Spurs And Hawks

For today’s matchup, we project Keldon Johnson to lead the scoring for the Spurs, putting up 18 points and shooting at a rate of 7/14. Throughout this season, his average stands at 17.6 points per game, along with 6 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Trae Young as the leading scorer for the Hawks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 26 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 42.1%, and he is contributing 27.2 points per game on average.

Spurs vs Hawks Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, San Antonio has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 114 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Across the Hawks last three home games, the team averaged 118 points per game while allowing 131. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-3, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Spurs have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-0.
  • Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Hawks have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.

Spurs vs Hawks Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Hawks vs. Spurs matchup, our bet is to grab the Spurs at +8. Even though our projections have the Hawks winning 115-109, we see the Spurs as the play on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 245.5 and given that our model is projecting 224 points between the teams, we like the under.

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