The Golden State Warriors (36-34) are preparing to take on the Atlanta Hawks (34-35) next as they continue struggling with their away form, losing 134-126 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
It was a high-scoring drama in Los Angeles that saw Stephen Curry leading the scoring charts with 50 points. He was sensational on the night, with 8/14 from the three-point territory and 20/28 field goals overall. But despite such a performance, the Warriors lost the game by eight points. Kawhi Leonard led the attack for the Clippers with 30 points, along with Paul George, who scored 24 points. Multiple players registered themselves in double digits and helped the team win. With this loss, the Warriors are 6-4 in their last ten as they travel to Atlanta for a Friday night showdown.
The Hawks are 8th in the Eastern Conference and on a two-game losing streak. Their last defeat was a heavy one against the Minnesota Timberwolves, losing 136-115, where Trae Young ended the game with 41 points for the Hawks but was left with no support. Anthony Edwards (32), Mike Conley Jr. (21) and Jaden McDaniels (19) proved to be too strong for the Hawks.
Fixture: Golden State Warriors @ Atlanta Hawks
Date & Time: Friday, March 17, 07:30 p.m ET
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Golden State Warriors vs. Atlanta Hawks: Injury Report
There are a few injury concerns surrounding the two teams at the moment, the Warriors in particular. Draymond Green will be unavailable due to suspension after receiving his 16th technical in the last game. Stephen Curry is questionable due to a thumb injury, and Kevon Looney is probable with a back problem. Andre Iguodala is out indefinitely because of a wrist injury, and Andre Wiggins is still absent due to personal reasons.
As for the Hawks, Jalen Johnson is probable due to a hamstring problem.
|Draymond Green||Golden State Warriors||Out||Suspension|
|Stephen Curry||Golden State Warriors||Questionable||Thumb|
|Kevon Looney||Golden State Warriors||Probable||Back|
|Andre Iguodala||Golden State Warriors||Out||Wrist|
|Andre Wiggins||Golden State Warriors||Out||Personal|
|Jalen Johnson||Atlanta Hawks||Probable||Hamstring|
Golden State Warriors vs. Atlanta Hawks: Betting Odds
|Golden State Warriors||+155||+4 (-105)||O 247.5 (-110)|
|Atlanta Hawks||-175||-4 (-115)||U 247.5 (-110)|
Warriors: F Jonathan Kuminga, F Donte DiVincenzo, C Kevon Looney, G Stephen Curry, G Klay Thompson
Hawks: F De’ Andre Hunter, F John Collins, C Clint Capela, G Trae Young, G Dejounte Murray
Golden State Warriors vs. Atlanta Hawks: Betting Prediction
The two teams have faced each other only once this season, ending in a 143-141 overtime win for the Warriors. They now have a chance to double the advantage as the Hawks are currently struggling. However, the Warriors are possibly on their worst away form ever, going only 7-27 on the road. Both teams are almost identical offensively and defensively. The Warriors are scoring 118.3 ppg and conceding 117.7 ppg, while the Hawks are scoring 117.2 ppg and conceding 117.5 ppg. So there is not a lot to differentiate the two. Expect the Warriors to break their away jinx and cover the spread tonight.