Free NBA Pick: Hornets vs Hawks NBA Odds
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(20-20) Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks (15-35)
Date: Wednesday January 31
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Hornets -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 212
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Wednesday January 31, the Charlotte Hornets arrive at Philips Arena to take on their hosts the Atlanta Hawks. Charlotte lost their last game to the Pacers 105-96. The Hawks enter the contest having surprised the Wolves with a 105-100 upset victory.
Last season, the squads played four games with the Hornets winning three of four and they’ve also won the first two games this season. In addition, the Hawks hold the all-time record having bested the Hornets in 61 of their 111 matches.
In the loss to the Pacers three Hawks scored twenty plus points. Kemba Walker lead the way with 23 with Nic Batum and Dwight Howard also scoring 22 each.
Scuttlebutt in Charlotte is Walker is available for the right price. Michael Jordan indicated he wants a top tier player in return. If the team’s star is available the thinking is anyone on the roster is up for grabs.
Howard has put up his best numbers in years, but with the Hornets ranked 11th in the east and five games back of the last playoff rung his contributions aren’t paying dividends.
As for injuries, Marvin Williams suffered a left ankle sprain in the game which will keep him out of the game versus the Hawks. Cody Zeller underwent surgery in December to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee and is expected to return in February.
The Hawks came out and stunned the Wolves with their victory over the fourth seeded western squad. The question is were the Hawks that good or was this more a matter of the Wolves January road woes (1-7 in month).
Atlanta’s backcourt led the way with Dennis Schroder (18 points, 11 assists) and Kent Bazemore (22 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds). Veterans Ersan Ilyasova (10 points, 4 rebounds) and Dewayne Dedmon (10 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds) also figured prominently.
With the Hawks lottery bound these two vets may be the type of addition playoff teams would pursue to add depth to their rosters.
DeAndre’ Bembry is suffered a grade one groin strain and is expected to miss between one to three weeks.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-3 in Hornets last 10 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Under is 6-2 in Hawks last 8 overall.
- Under is 13-3 in the last 16 head to head meetings.
- Home team is 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 head to head contests.
- Hornets are 6-4 in teams last 10 head to head matchups.
- Over – Under is 1-9 in teams last 10 head to head meetings.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction: Hornets -2.5
In their last meeting at Charlotte the Hawks allowed 121 points in a losing cause. Both squads are baffling with the Hawks winning games against upper tier squads and the Hornets seeming to be in more than contests than their record dictates. Still with such a small margin predicted I lean toward the Hornets grabbing the victory.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hornets -2.5
In spite of being on their home court, picking the Hawks to win two in a row is too much of a stretch for me.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Hornets 105 – Hawks 100
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