Atlanta Hawks vs Golden State Warriors betting tips and predictions for Monday’s clash in the NBA. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are aiming to win their 5th game in a row as they take on Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Hawks have hit a rough patch by losing 4 of their last 5 games. Something is definitely off with this team, they are allowing points at a high rate over those 5 games which is very uncharacteristic of them. In just their last 3 games they’ve allowed 117, 116 and 121 points. That kind of effort is simply not good enough and they’ll have to change things up if they want to break out of this slump. On the road they have only 1 win in 6 tries and their last three opponents have shot over 50% from the field. Star player Trae Young is having an off year so far shooting wise, he’s basically the Dame Lillard of the Eastern Conference right now.
Golden State is in a totally different mood entering tonight’s game, they are seeking for their 5th win in row and are dominant on both ends of the floor. Momentum is on their side in this one, they are coming off two straight games in which they’ve scored 120 or more points against the Pelicans and Rockets. Defensively they are also getting it done with 3 of their last 5 opponents scoring below 100 points. And this is all happening with Stephen Curry scoring a modest 25.8 points per game (at least by hist standards) on 41% shooting. Jordan Poole has emerged as a scoring threat, he’s also coming off a 25-point night against Houston.
I’m surprised the Warriors are just 3.5 point favorites coming into this one. They blow out teams on a regular basis. Their last 4 wins have been by 13, 41, 22 and 19 points. A struggling Atlanta team doesn’t have much chance tonight. Give me the Warriors to cover.
Golden State – Atlanta Hawks Odds
Golden State – Atlanta Hawks Predictions
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Atlanta’s defense is all over the place right now, they are giving up 113.6 points per game on the road. That’s very similar to what Golden State is scoring this season, they are at 113.1 points per game and at 111.8 per game at home. The one thing that could push the total under here is Golden State’s elite defense – they rank 2nd in the NBA in opponent field goal percentage at 41%. They also do a phenomenal job at defending the three-point line. Only the Washington Wizards are better than them as they hold opponents to just 29.3% shooting from downtown. These two teams have averaged only 216.7 points per game in their last 10 meetings. I just cannot trust the Hawks offense to have a good game against the likes of Draymond Green manning the middle. Yes, Atlanta gives up a ton of points on the road, but if they struggle again offensively Golden State won’t score enough to push the total over. Back the under in this one.
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