Atlanta
Hawks
Stadium State Farm Arena
29-53 Overall | EASTERN 12th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southeast Division113.3119.4
Schedule
Preseason
Mon  10/7
vs
New Orleans
7:30pm
Wed  10/9
vs
Orlando
7:30pm
Mon  10/14
@
Miami
7:30pm
Wed  10/16
@
New York
8:00pm
Thu  10/17
@
Chicago
8:00pm
Regular season
Thu  10/24
@
Detroit
7:00pm
Sat  10/26
vs
Orlando
7:30pm
Mon  10/28
vs
Philadelphia
7:30pm
Tue  10/29
@
Miami
NBAt7:30pm
Thu  10/31
vs
Miami
TNT7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

De'Andre Hunter is a perfect fit for the Hawks and they are projected to make a significant +5 to 7 win improvement from last season. Their odds to win it all are 300/1, 0.3% (#21). While not completely impossible, their chances of winning the championship is under 0.1 percent. They are not a good value to win the East either at 120/1, 0.8%. Our projection is leaning on them to win under 33.5 games. The Hawks are averaging 33 wins per sim. At +225 the Hawks are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 8.4% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 6/1, 14.3%. They win the division in 2.3% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #10 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 29-53 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. Their game-by-game odds gave them a projected record of 25.6-56.4. They went 42-40 against the spread (-200 loss). They went over 47 times and came in under 35 times. Based on computer simulations they only have a 40% chance to beat the Pistons in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (AVERAGE): Their true FG% is 55.4% (#17 in League). They average 113.3 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 111.4. On the road they average 110.9 (109.8 expected), and at home 115.8 ppg (113.1 expected).

DEFENSE (WEAKNESS): They are not a good defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 58 true FG% (#27 in League). They allow 119.4 pts per game vs an expected value of 117.5. They are allowing 118.9 (118.5 expected) on the road, and at home 119.8 ppg (116.6 expected).

REBOUNDING (ABOVE AVERAGE): They are slightly outrebounding opponents by +0.2 per game (#14 in league).

TURNOVERS (WEAKNESS): Their average turnover margin is -2.1 per game (#29 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Trae Young who is projected to be the #12 Guard. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
95 Bembry, DeAndre' SG6-621007/04/19943St. Joseph's (PA)
--- Brooks, Armoni G6-31950Houston
--- Brown, Charlie SG6-719902/02/19980St. Joseph's (PA)
20 Collins, John PF6-1023509/23/19972Wake Forest
--- Crabbe, Allen SG6-621204/09/19926California
--- Derrickson, Marcus SF6-724902/01/19961Georgetown
--- Fernando, Bruno PF6-1023308/15/19980Maryland
0 Goodwin, Brandon PG6-218010/02/19951Central Florida; Florida Gulf
3 Huerter, Kevin SG6-719008/27/19981Maryland
--- Hunter, De'Andre SF6-722512/01/19970Virginia
--- Jones, Damian C7-024506/30/19953Vanderbilt
25 Len, Alex C7-125006/16/19936Maryland
5 Parker, Jabari PF6-824503/15/19955Duke
--- Parsons, Chandler SF6-1023010/25/19888Florida
22 Reddish, Cam SF6-820809/01/19990Duke
--- Spalding, Ray PF6-1021503/11/19971Louisville
--- Turner, Evan SG6-722010/27/19889Ohio State
11 Young, Trae PG6-218009/19/19981Oklahoma