Hornets solid in underdog role, visit Hawks

Hornets vs. Hawks 2/28/16 NBA Picks & Predictions

The Hornets have been solid for bettors in the underdog role this season and they'll be a dog today at 3:30PM ET in Atlanta when they face the Hawks.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, Charlotte is a 4.5-point road underdog versus Atlanta after the line opened at Hawks -3.5. As for the total, the number opened at 202 before jumping to 201.5. (Shop lines at our NBA Odds page.)

As previously mentioned, the Hornets have been profitable for bettors in the underdog role this season. They're 17-13-1 against the spread as a dog and 8-4 ATS as a road underdog of six points or less. They're also hot, winning eight of their last 10 games and covering the spread in seven of those 10 contests.

Here's what our advanced matchup report says about today's game

On the other side, the Hawks have been inconsistent as a favorite this season. They're 23-22 ATS as a favorite overall and 14-13 ATS as a home favorite, but they've had trouble holding onto leads of late and had lost three straight games before crushing a banged-up Bulls team 103-88 on Friday. The value is with the Hornets in this matchup.

SUNDAY NBA FREE PICK: CHARLOTTE HORNETS +4.5

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