|TEAM STATS||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|W / 2OT143-138|
|L / OT131-136|
|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). They win the championship in less than 0.1% of simulations. They are not a good value to win the East either at 120/1, 0.8%. The Hawks are averaging 33.2 wins per sim which is essentially the same as their futures line of 33.5 wins. At +225 the Hawks are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 8.3% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 6/1, 14.3%. They win the division in 2.5% 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 41% 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.
|95||Bembry, DeAndre'||SG||6-5||210||07/04/1994||3||St. Joseph's (PA)|
|4||Brown, Charlie||SG||6-6||199||02/02/1998||0||St. Joseph's (PA)|
|17||Capela, Clint||C||6-10||240||05/18/1994||5||No College|
|15||Carter, Vince||SG||6-6||220||01/26/1977||21||North Carolina|
|20||Collins, John||PF||6-9||235||09/23/1997||2||Wake Forest|
|14||Dedmon, DeWayne||C||7-0||245||08/12/1989||6||Antelope Valley Coll. CA (J.C.|
|0||Goodwin, Brandon||PG||6-0||180||10/02/1995||1||UCF; Florida Gulf Coast|
|2||Graham, Treveon||SF||6-5||219||10/28/1993||3||Virginia Commonwealth|
|00||Teague, Jeff||PG||6-3||195||06/10/1988||10||Wake Forest|