Free NBA Pick: Hawks vs. Hornets NBA Odds
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2019 NBA Handicapping
(5-17) Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets (9-15)
Date: Sunday, December 8th, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM EST
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Charlotte -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 224.5
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This Sunday game will see the Atlanta Hawks take on the Charlotte Hornets.
The Hawks went back to their losing ways as they lost 130-118 last time out to Brooklyn. They have just one win in their last ten games and that came against the lowly Warriors.
Scoring has come and gone in waves this season for the Hawks. Some games they will score close to 120 and then other games they are not able to surpass 90. They are averaging 108 points per game, which ranks 21st in the league.
They shoot a decent percentage from the field, ranking 16th in the NBA at 45.3%. However, their three-point shooting is the worst in the league at 31.2%.
Because John Collins is still suspended, the go to play-maker is Trae Young. young is averaging 28.7 points per game, which leads the team by far. He also leads the team with 8.4 assists per game. Other than Young, their second leading scorer is Jabari Parker, who averages 16 points per game.
Defense has by far been the biggest problem for the Hawks. They allow 117.8 points per game, the 28th best mark in the league.
Teams shoot 47.2% from the field, ranking 24th in the NBA and 36.8% from the three-point line, which ranks 22nd.
The only halfway decent stat they have on the defensive side is limiting rebounds. They are allowing 45.3 rebounds per game, which is the 12th best in the league.
The Hornets are also having a poor year with their young talent. They just lost to the Nets 111-104. They have also lost three of their last four.
The offense for the Hornets is one of the worst in the NBA. They are averaging 105.4 points per game, which 25th in the league. They shoot 44.7% from the field, which is the 21st best percentage in the NBA this season.
One thing they do well is shoot the three. They are shooting 36.8% from the three-point line. That is the 7th best mark in the league.
Devonte Graham has emerged as the leading scorer this season for the Hornets and is averaging 19.1 points per game. He also leads the team in assists and is averaging 7.8 per game. A few other guys that have been contributing in a big way is Terry Rozier, Miles Bridges, and PJ Washington. These three guys make up for 40% of their scoring.
The defense is another area where the Hornets have been awful. They allow 112.8 points per game, which ranks 19th.
Teams shoot 48.8% from the field against the Hornets, which is the 28th best in the league. That being said, I do expect the Hornets to give the Hawks plenty of good looks.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 12-2 in ATL last 14 games as an underdog.
- Over is 12-3 in ATL last 15 overall.
- Over is 7-2 in ATL last 9 road games.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction:
This game could really go either way. It really depends on how Trae Young plays because he is the offense for Atlanta. I do think Charlotte has more guys to contribute at this moment, so I like Charlotte to win this game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER 224.5
I do not see much defense being played in this game, so I will take the over in this game.
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