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Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks 1/2/23 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Atlanta Hawks (17-19) vs. Golden State Warriors (19-18)
January 2, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Golden State Warriors -2.5; Over/Under: +233.5
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The Golden State Warriors play host to the Atlanta Hawks at the State Farm Arena on Monday night.

The Atlanta Hawks have been in a funk as they’ve lost six of their last nine games overall and they will be hoping to snap a three-game skid after falling short to the Lakers in a 130-121 loss on Friday. Trae Young led the team with 29 points and eight assists, Dejounte Murray added 20 points with seven rebounds and nine assists while Onyeka Okongwu and Jalen Johnson each scored 17 points. As a team, the Hawks shot 47 percent from the field and 11 of 38 from the 3-point line which was enough to handle the Lakers in the first half, but they couldn’t find their offense in the second half and couldn’t find a way to contain the Lakers’ LeBron James who torched them for 47 points on 18 of 27 shooting.

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in decent shape as they’ve won five of their last seven games and they will be gunning for a fifth straight victory after beating the Trail Blazers in a 118-112 home win on Friday. Jordan Poole led the team with 41 points and six assists, Klay Thompson added 31 points on 11 of 22 shooting while Draymond Green chipped in with 10 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Warriors shot 46 percent from the field and 17 of 43 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 41 points in the first quarter to build an early 18-point lead, but it wasn’t smooth sailing as they had to rally with 30 points in the fourth quarter to escape with the narrow win after the Trail Blazers erased their lead.

Looking at the betting trends, the Hawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Warriors are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record, 51-23-3 ATS in their last 77 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games overall.

Head to head, the Hawks are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall.

The Hawks are shorthanded once again as Clint Capela is still out while De’Andre Hunter is listed as questionable, The Warriors are still banged up as Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins and Jonathan Kuminga are all out. The Hawks could really do with a win just to get some confidence back as they’ve lost six of their last nine, but the Warriors have looked good at home despite missing some key players and I think they can stay hot with another win here if Poole can have another big game. The Warriors have won 16 of their 18 home games so far this season and I think that trend continues here as the Warriors get the win and cover at the short line.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Golden State -2.5

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