Warriors vs. Hawks prediction and odds for Friday, March 17 (Value on total)
The Golden State Warriors have lost nine straight road games heading into Friday’s matchup with the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta.
To make matters worse for Golden State, it won’t have defensive anchor Draymond Green in this game after he was suspended for picking up his 16th technical foul on the season.
The Warriors rank 28th in the NBA in defensive rating on the road this season, contributing to their awful record away from Chase Center.
The Hawks, who are the No. 8 seed in the East, are looking to avoid a third straight loss in this game. Atlanta has a high-powered offensive attack led by Trae Young and Dejounte Murray that could gash the Warriors tonight.
Let’s dive into the odds and a pick for this game:
Warriors vs. Hawks odds, spread and total
Warriors vs. Hawks prediction and pick
There’s one trend that I can’t look past in this game: The Warriors OVER record on the road.
Golden State has hit the OVER in 24 of its 33 road games (24-8-1) including its last game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Hawks are also solid at home, going 18-15 on OVERs this season.
Golden State plays terribly on defense away from home and also ranks No. 1 in the league in pace. Atlanta will be fine playing uptempo (the Hawks rank eighth in pace), and with Green out they should be able to attack the Warriors down low.
Golden State’s last few road games have finished with 260, 241 and 265 combined points.
This should be a high-scoring affair in Atlanta.
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