Hawks vs. Hornets Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Charlotte. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Hornets are listed as a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 210 points. Charlotte opened as an 8-point fave, while the over-under has remained at 210.
Who the Public Likes: Charlotte. As of Friday afternoon, 60 percent of public bets have come in on the Hornets.
Injury Report: Hawks forward DeAndre Bembry is out until mid-February with a groin strain. For the Hornets, Cody Zeller is out until mid-February as he recovers from surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
Who the Trends Like: Atlanta is 0-6-1 ATS in its last seven trips to Charlotte. The under is 5-0 in the last five trips to Charlotte and 13-3 in the last 16 meetings overall.
Who We Like: Everyone has that one team they can't seem to peg. For me, it's the Atlanta Hawks and the fact that every time I pick them to go over the total it stays under. Well, they aren't going to fool me this time. Hopefully. The under has been the right play in so many meetings between Atlanta and Charlotte that I'm sticking with that trend. The Hawks are coming off a six-game homestand and I expect them to be a little lethargic tonight. Even at home, they scored 97 or fewer points in three of their last four games. And the Hornets are coming off a game where they only scored 96 against the Pelicans, which is difficult to do. I'm definitely liking the under tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: HAWKS/HORNETS UNDER 210