Spurs and Hawks Begin ESPN Doubleheader

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

NBA betting favors Atlanta on Sunday night as they host the San Antonio Spurs in the first game of an ESPN twin bill.

The Hawks are favored in basketball betting but they have not had much success recently against the Spurs.  Here are some of the numbers to consider as you look to bet this game between the Spurs and Hawks.

NBA betting fans that like the Hawks have seen them lose 9 of the last 10 outright against the Spurs.  Atlanta is just 3-7 against the basketball betting odds in those games.  The teams have met once this season and that was in San Antonio as the Spurs routed the Hawks 105-90.

San Antonio added another player to their roster last week as they signed Development League player, Garrett Temple, to a 10-day contract.  He had played with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.  The Spurs also added Cedric Jackson who was playing in with the D-League’s Erie Bay Hawks.   Both players are very good defensively.  They were named the Defensive Player of the Year in their college basketball conferences. Temple was in the SEC and Jackson was in the Horizon League.

San Antonio is still struggling to score as they are 15th in the league.  They are pretty good from three-point range though as they are 6th in the league.  The Spurs can play defense as they are 7th in the league in fewest points allowed. They are solid rebounding team as they rank 5th in the league. Tim Duncan leads the team in scoring at 18.3 points per game.  He also leads the team in rebounds and in field goal percentage.  Manu Ginobili leads the team in assists and in steals.  The Spurs have a losing record vs. the NBA betting number on the road this season.

The Hawks are averaging 102.4 points per game which is 7th in the league. NBA betting statistics indicate that they are 10th in field goal percentage and they are also 10th in free throw percentage.  The Hawks are also solid on defense as they rank 11th in the league allowing 97.5 points per NBA betting contest.  Joe Johnson leads the team in scoring at 21.5 points per game and in assists at 4.7 per game.  Al Horford leads the team in rebounding and in field goal percentage while Josh Smith is the leader in steals and blocked shots.

Spurs take on the Hawks on an NBA betting Doubleheader

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