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Hornets vs Hawks NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks
  • Where: Atlanta at State Farm Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds ATL -9, CHA +319 | ATL -417 O/U OFF

So far, the Hornets have put together an overall record of 12-34, while going 18-24-4 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Charlotte is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.

In their previous game, the Hornets took down the Rockets by a score of 122-117. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 3 point favorites. Charlotte was able to come away with the win due to strong 2nd half effort. Heading into the 2nd half, the team faced a 7 point deficit. In the win, Terry Rozier led the team in scoring with 26 points on a field goal percentage of 45.8%.

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So far, the Hawks have put together an overall record of 24-22, while going 20-25-1 vs the spread. Atlanta comes into the game having rattled off 5 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 8.8 points per game

The Hawks will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Knicks by a score of 139-124. Heading into the game, they were 3 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Although Atlanta trailed the Knicks going into halftime, by the end of the 3rd quarter they had taken the lead. Leading the team in scoring was Dejounte Murray, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 56.0% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Hornets averaged 110.5 points per game vs the Hawks. Similar to the Hornets, the Hawks scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Charlotte, the team averaged 115.25 points per game. In terms of betting, Atlanta has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Charlotte. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +9 points per game in favor of the Hawks. The over-under record in these same games is 1-4, with the teams combining for an average of 225 points per game.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 46 games, Charlotte is averaging 112.4 points per game (23rd). In terms of pace, the Hornets are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 101.4 possessions per game. Yet, they are still a below average group in terms of made shots per game. So far, the Hornets are 15th in fields goals made per contest.

Against the Hawks, the Hornets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 25th in points allowed.

A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Hornets 2nd leading scorer, Kelly Oubre Jr.. In his 35 games, Oubre Jr. is averaging 20.2 points per game while dishing out 1.2 assists and grabbing 5.1 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Terry Rozier, who leads the team and is 45th in the NBA at 21.0 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 41.3% of his field goal attempts while taking 20.7% of the team’s shots from the floor.

The Atlanta offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 10th ranked offense at 115.9 points per game. In terms of pace, the Hawks are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 101.2 possessions per game. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 3rd team in made field goals per contest.

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 41 games, Young is 13th in the NBA at 27.1 points per game. So far, him and Murray have accounted for 42% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 47.900000000000006 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.

Hornets vs Hawks Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Hornets +9
  • Free Total Prediction: Over OFF

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