This Friday, there is a matchup between an Eastern Conference team and a Western Conference team in the NBA as the Atlanta Hawks and the San Antonio Spurs will face off at about 8:30 PM. This will be the second meeting between these teams this season and it will take place at the AT&T Center.
Spurs Look For Another Home WinSo far this season, the San Antonio Spurs have looked like a below average team in the Western Conference. The Spurs have already lost 22 of their first 39 games as they are in possession of ninth place in the Western Conference standings. To make matters worse, San Antonio enters this game in poor form as it has lost two of its last three games. However, this game will be at home where the Spurs have played pretty well up to this point. Entering this game, San Antonio has won 11 of its first 20 home games so it will have the opportunity to get itself another home win on Friday.
Leading the Spurs offensively is guardDeMar DeRozan who looked pretty good so far this season. DeRozan is currently averaging a team-high 22.6 points per game along with 5.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists. However, he is also averaging a team-high 2.5 turnovers per game so he will need to do a better job at limiting his mistakes moving forward.
San Antonio's most underrated player is guard Bryn Forbeswho has been pretty good so far this season. He is averaging 11.4 points per game along with 2.4 rebounds per game. In addition, Forbes is shooting 36.6% from the three-point line so he has been a decent sharpshooter for the Spurs up to this point.
Trends found on Covers.com, are:
Hawks are 5-14-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings in San Antonio.
- Spurs are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss.