Hornets vs. Hawks Pick
The Atlanta Hawks look to take care of business at home when they take on the Charlotte Hornets tonight at 7:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Hawks are the clear favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -7.5 points against the Hornets. The over/under total for the game is listed at 205 points. Charlotte has won and covered the spread in all three meetings with the Hawks this season.
Atlanta is on a three-game winning streak, including back-to-back wins over the Cavaliers, to get to 42-38 on the season. The Hawks are in the fifth spot in the East, ½ a game ahead of the Bucks. They have covered the spread in five of their last six games as well, going 38-42 ATS on the season. On the season, Atlanta averages 103.4 points per game on offense while giving up 104.4 on defense. Over their last five games, Atlanta is putting up 109.8 on offense and allowing 107.6 on defense. Paul Millsap is leading the team with 18.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game while Dennis Schroder averages 18 points and 6.3 assists per contest.
Charlotte has lost four straight to drop to 36-45 on the season. The Hornets are out of the playoff race. They have also failed to cover in four straight to drop to 35-43-3 against the spread. Charlotte is averaging 105.2 points per game on offense while allowing 104.7 on defense. Over its last five games, the Hornets are putting up 103.2 on offense while allowing 108.2 on defense. Kemba Walker is averaging 23.2 points per game to lead the team, but he is questionable for tonight’s game with an ankle injury.
The Hawks need the win tonight to stay in their fifth spot. Atlanta has also been playing really well right now, beating the likes of the Cavs and Celtics. The Hornets have nothing to play for and their top stars could be sitting out due to lingering injuries and no reason to push them. Look for Atlanta to cruise to a win.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA HAWKS -7.5