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Atlanta Hawks vs. San Antonio Spurs - 3/6/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Antonio Spurs at Atlanta Hawks
Date & Time Wednesday March 6, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
State Farm Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +6 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSSE, FSSW
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NBA | San Antonio Spurs at Atlanta Hawks
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The San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.

The San Antonio Spurs need a win here after splitting their last eight games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 111.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.5 points and 6.1 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 21 points and 8.9 rebounds. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 2.1 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost eight of their last 10 road games.

The Atlanta Hawks also need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 119 points on 47.6 percent shooting. John Collins is averaging 19.5 points and 9.5 rebounds while Trae Young is averaging 18.2 points and 7.8 assists. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Dewayne Dedmon is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost six of their last nine home games.

The Spurs are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games, 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Hawks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spurs are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Hawks last 4 overall. The under is 4-0 in Spurs last 4 overall.

The San Antonio Spurs have put together some nice wins this week, but they now go on the road where they've lost eight of their last 10 games and are losing by an average of 5.2 points. It's been a mess for the Spurs on the road to say the least. With that said, we have to note that a lot of the Spurs recent road struggles came when they were on the road for like three weeks straight when you throw in the all-star break. We'll see if they can turn things around here. The Atlanta Hawks are covering spreads lately with an explosion of offense, but they're also just 11-19 ATS at home and there's a chance they're without John Collins. This is a game the Spurs should win comfortably if they bring the same energy to Atlanta they brought their last few games.

Pick:
San Antonio Spurs -6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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