Golden State Warriors vs. Atlanta Hawks - 3/23/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Golden State Warriors vs. Atlanta Hawks - 3/23/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks (21-51) at Golden State Warriors (53-18)

NBA Basketball: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)

The Line: Golden State Warriors -10 -- Over/Under: 221 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors meet Friday in NBA action at the Oracle Arena.

The Atlanta Hawks could use a feel good victory here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 104 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.5 points and 6.2 assists while Taurean Prince is averaging 13.5 points and 4.9 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Damion Lee is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost seven of their last eight road games.

The Golden State Warriors look to kind of get back on track after splitting their last eight games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 114.9 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 26.3 points and 6.2 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 26.6 points and 6.8 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won eight of their last 10 home games.

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The Hawks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Friday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Golden State Warriors are banged up as all hell and are just 16-18 ATS this season as a double-digit favorite. However, the Atlanta Hawks are in full tank mode, on the end of a back to back, aren't putting out an NBA roster right now and aren't covering numbers despite getting points every night. There's a chance Draymond Green will return for this game, and that would help. There's much better options on the board, but if forced to pick, I'd take the Warriors in a blowout. I learned my lesson in the Hornets - Grizzlies game. Don't back teams in tank mode at the end of the season, as things tend to get ugly.

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Randy’s Pick Golden State Warriors -10

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