Hornets vs. Hawks Pick
703 Charlotte Hornets at 704 Atlanta Hawks, 7:30PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Hornets are a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 219.5 points.
Charlotte opened as a 4.5-point favorite, while the total sits at 220 points. The spread is set at -5 at most books, but can be found at -4.5 if you shop around. The total can be found anywhere from 219 to 220 points.
As of Thursday afternoon, 77 percent of public bets are being placed on the visiting Hornets. Online wager info also says that 60 percent of bets are coming in on the under.
INJURY TO WATCH
Charlotte small forward Jeremy Lamb (back) is questionable, while center Cody Zeller (knee) is doubtful. Point guard Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) is out for the season. For Atlanta, point guard Malcolm Delaney (ankle) has been ruled out. Shooting guard Kent Bazemore (knee) is out for the season.
The last two meetings between these squads have flown over the total with a 121-110 home win by the Hornets on Jan. 26 and a 123-110 victory by Charlotte in Atlanta five days later. Neither team has anything to play for right now except draft position, so don't expect much defense in this contest.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: HORNETS/HAWKS OVER 219.5