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Hawks vs Hornets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Hornets
- Where: Charlotte at Spectrum Center
- Date: Monday, February 13th
- Betting Odds CHA +5.5, ATL -211 | CHA +172 O/U 241.0
The Hawks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 29-28. So far, the team has gone 26-30-1 against the spread. Against the Hornets, the Hawks are going for their 3rd straight win, posting an average scoring margin of 14.0 points per game in this stretch.
The Hawks will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Spurs by a score of 125-106. Heading into the game, they were 12 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Although Atlanta held just a 1 point lead at half, they put together a strong second half on their way to a 19 point victory. Leading the team in scoring was De’Andre Hunter, as he contributed 24 points while hitting 61.5% of his shots.
So far, the Hornets have put together an overall record of 15-43, while going 22-31-5 vs the spread. Against the Hawks, the Hornets are looking to break out of a 7 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -10.86 points per contest.
Not only did the Hornets drop their last game to the Nuggets. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 119-105 as 7 point underdogs. Charlotte went on to lose the game despite leading by 3 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was P.J. Washington, as he contributed 22 points while hitting 57.1% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Hornets picked up the win 126-109 win over the Hawks. Heading into the game, Charlotte was the 10.0 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far this season, the Hornets have a record of 2-1 vs the Hawks. Similar to their season-long average, the Hawks averaged 115.25 points per game vs the Hornets. Similar to the Hawks, the Hornets scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Atlanta, the team averaged 110.5 points per game. When looking at how these teams have performed vs the spread in recent matchups, the Hornets have an ATS mark of 3-2. Yet, the Hawks have averaged more points per game in these contests, at 118 compared to Charlotte at 118. The over-under record in these same games is 2-3, with the teams combining for an average of 232 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Coming into today’s action, Atlanta is averaging 116.3 points per contest. This figure places them 8th in the league. Coming into today’s game, the Hawks will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.6 made 3’s per game. Atlanta appears to be a candidate to have some offensive regression as not only are they a below average outside shooting unit, but they are generating free-throws at a rate below the NBA average.
Currently, the Hawks defense is ranked 21st in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.38 points per game vs the unit.
This season, the Hawks offense has primarily worked through Trae Young and Dejounte Murray who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 50 games, Young is 12th in the NBA at 26.9 points per game. So far, him and Murray have accounted for 41% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 47.9 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Dejounte Murray is grabbing 5.5 rebounds for Atlanta to go along with 6.2 assists.
The Hornets come into today’s game as the 25th ranked scoring offense at 111.8 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Hornets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.6 made 3’s per game. If the team is going to improve their scoring numbers, they will need to become more efficient with their shots as Charlotte is already one of the leaders in pace, averaging 101.5 possessions per game.
Defensively, Charlotte has had its problems giving up an average of 114.89 points per game (25th).
Point-Guard Terry Rozier currently leads the Hornets at 21.6 points per game. For the season, he is 53rd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Rozier is averaging 4.3 boards and 4.9 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 19th ranked defense at defending point-guards. P.J. Washington enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 57 games, he is averaging 15.0 and is 252nd in the league in player efficiency rating.
Hawks vs Hornets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Hawks -5.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 241.0