Welcome RotoBallers to our betting picks for the Golden State Warriors vs. Atlanta Hawks, another article in our weekly series of free NBA betting picks for every game on the schedule. This free NBA betting breakdown article is for Friday, March 17th.
Attention fellow sports bettors! We have some exciting news to share as we are now partnered with various sportsbooks and have some sweet sports betting promo offers and freebies for you. Get your deposit bonus and also a year of free RotoBaller Premium access for all sports and all tools ($450 value), when you sign up with a new account today! After you’re signed up, use our picks in this article for spreads, totals, and props to win big.
In addition to all of our other betting content and advice, we have now added weekly betting analysis articles and betting recommendations for each NBA game. Every single game on the NBA schedule will have its own betting analysis, betting breakdown and betting picks, every single week! We hope you enjoy, and good luck RotoBallers.
All new sportsbook sign-ups get a free year of RotoBaller Premium access ($450 value)!
1. Just sign up for a new account 2. Make a minimum deposit of $20 and place any bet 3. Be sure to claim your bonus offer from the sportsbook 4. Email us at [email protected] with your new account details 5. Boom – that’s it! We’ll email you with your year-long RotoBaller Premium Pass
In Golden State’s most recent game, Stephen Curry led the team in scoring with 50 points, but the Warriors fell to the Clippers by a score of 134-126 to the Clippers. Going into the game, oddsmakers had Golden State as the 3.0 point underdog, resulting in an ATS loss for the team.
Now, the Warriors’ overall record sits at 36-34, placing them 6th in the Western Conference. The team’s current record at home is 29-7 and 7-27 on the road. Golden State’s record against the spread is below .500 at 33-36.
Through 70 games, the Warriors have put together one of the top scoring offenses (2nd) at 118.3 points per game. Not only that, but they enter today’s game averaging 122 points per game over their last five games. A key to the team’s offensive success is their ability to push the pace while not sacrificing efficiency. This year, the Warriors are 2nd in possessions per game, while also hitting 38.5% of their three-point field goal attempts. Currently, Golden State’s overall effective field goal percentage of 56.9% is 3rd in the NBA.
Defensively, the Warriors are have allowed opponents to shoot 43.9% from the field and are giving up 105.5 points per game which is 105.5 in the NBA. Opponents have knocked down 33.9% of their looks from deep against Golden State. Generating turnovers has also been a weakness for the unit, averaging only 15.7 per game, placing them 2nd in the league. On the boards, the Warriors rank 15th in defensive rebounds per contest.
Atlanta Hawks – NBA Betting Analysis
The Hawks enter today’s game having lost two straight, including a 136-115 loss to the Timberwolves. Trae Young led the team in scoring with 41 points on 60.0% shooting. Going into the game, Atlanta was 5.0 point favorites, adding an ATS loss to their resume.
Now, the Hawks’ overall record sits at 34-35, placing them 8th in the Eastern Conference. The team’s current record at home is 18-15 and 16-20 on the road. The Hawks have failed to cover the spread in 2 straight games and have an overall ATS record of 30-38.
So far this season, the Hawks’ offense has been one of the top units in the NBA, sitting 5th in the league with an average of 117.2 points per game. In their last five games, Atlanta is averaging 120 points per contest. Atlanta has utilized their pace effectively this season, with an average of 102.0 possessions per game, which ranks 2nd in the league. Their fast-paced style has offset their three-point field goal percentage of 35.3% (20th). The Hawks are 26th in the NBA for free-throw attempts and have a shooting percentage of 81.8%.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Hawks have allowed opponents to shoot 43.9% from the field and are allowing 105.5 points per game (22nd). From beyond the arc, team’s are shooting 33.9%. Throughout the season, Atlanta’s defensive unit has struggled to force turnovers, averaging just 12.3 per contest, placing them 4th in the league. In addition, they have had problems on the defensive glass, entering today’s game 15th in defensive rebounds per contest.
Today’s NBA Betting Pick – Warriors vs. Hawks
So far this season, the Warriors and Hawks have played just one time, with the Warriors picking a two point win (143-141). In addition to the straight-up win, Golden State also covered the spread as 1.5 point favorites. The combined 284 points surpassed the over/under line of 236.5.
In the Warriors’ previous five games as the favorite, they have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 against the spread. Across their last three road games, they are 0-3 ATS and 0-3 straight up. Their previous ten games have an over/under mark of 5-5 with an average of 244 points per contest.
Across Atlanta’s last five games at home, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight-up. As the favorite, the Hawks are 2-1 straight up on an average scoring differential of -7 points per game. This has led to an ATS mark of 1-2. Their previous ten games have ended in an average of 241 points per game and an over/under mark of 7-3.
Recommended ATS Betting Pick: ATL -1.5
Recommended OU Betting Pick: Under 247.0
Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App
Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy basketball mobile app for iPhone and Android with 24×7 player news, injury alerts, lineup notifications & DFS articles. All free!