Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Golden State Warriors 3/17/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Golden State Warriors 3/17/23
Fri 17th March 2023

The Golden State Warriors (36-34, 7-27 Away) head to face the Atlanta Hawks (34-35, 18-15 Home) Friday in a game that could see a lot of points.

Golden State was beaten by the Los Angeles Clippers 134-126 at Arena on Wednesday, their ninth consecutive loss away from home. Stephen Curry led the way in the losing effort with 50 points and six assists.

The Warriors are fifth in the Western Conference. Atlanta lost in blowout fashion on Monday at State Farm Arena, falling to the Minnesota Timberwolves 136-115. Trae Young had 41 points, seven assists, and six rebounds in the loss to lead the team. The Hawks are the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Golden State will be pursuing a season sweep against Atlanta after winning the only earlier meeting 143-141 in double overtime at Chase Center on January 2. Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 54 points and eight rebounds.

Young had 30 points, 14 assists, and seven rebounds in the loss. Thompson and Jordan Poole, averaging 22.1 and 20.5 points per game, respectively, have led the Warriors in scoring this season.

Meanwhile, Kevon Looney is grabbing 9.1 rebounds per game, and Draymond Green is dishing 6.7 assists. Young (27.0 ppg) has been the primary provider for the Hawks on offense. He ranks as the ninth-highest scorer in the league. Young also has doled out 10.1 assists per game, third-most in the NBA.

Clint Capela has averaged 11.1 rebounds per game. The Warriors and the Hawks are two of the top scoring teams in the NBA, ranking second and fifth in points per game, respectively. Golden State is scoring 118.3 per game, while Atlanta is averaging 117.2.

The Warriors are 6-4 in the last 10 trips to State Farm Arena.In the last 10 games, Golden State is 6-4 with an average margin of +3.0 (117.2-114.2). Atlanta has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 122.3 points per game on average while allowing 122.0 (+0.3 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Jonathan Kuminga: 14.5 | 9.2 | +5.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Rebounds per game:
John Collins: 4.8 | 6.6 | -1.8

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Atlanta Hawks (-200)

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