Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 16 (12/16): NBA

Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 16 (12/16): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Hawks money line -175
Hawks spread -4 (-110)
Hornets money line +150
Hornets spread +4 (-110)
Over / under 225

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Atlanta Hawks Charlotte Hornets
Record 12-13 7-18
Road / home record 6-6 4-8
Streak W2 L3
Points per game 113.00 109.00
Points allowed per game 114.00 115.00
Rebounds per game 46.00 45.00
Rebounds allowed per game 46.00 45.00
Over / under record 11-13-1 13-12
 

Preview

The Atlanta Hawks hit the road and will visit the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center on Friday night. These teams already faced each other earlier this season in Atlanta where the Hawks took the win 134-131.  

 

Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are 7-4 at home so far ranking 1st in the Southeast Division. Atlanta is fourth in the Eastern Conference in rebounding with 44.6 rebounds. Clint Capela leads the Hawks with 12.1 boards.

Young is scoring 27.8 points per game with 2.9 rebounds and 9.6 assists for the Hawks. Dejounte Murray is averaging 21 points, 5.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.7 steals over the past 10 games for Atlanta.

In their last 10 games the Hawks are 4-6, averaging 111.2 points, 43.4 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 8.7 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.7 points.

Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets get here with a 7-18 record and are 4-8 at home so far this season ranking 4th in the Southeast. In their last game at home, they lost 122-116 against the Nets. Terry Rozier scored 29 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 28 for the Hornets and has scored at least 20 points in 6 consecutive games.

Kelly Oubre Jr is leading the team with 20.4 points per game. M. Plumlee leads in rebounds with 8.3 per game while Smith Jr. has 6.3 assists for Charlotte.

In their last 10 games, the Hornets are 3-7, averaging 110.1 points, 42.8 rebounds, 30.0 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Atlanta are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Charlotte.

Atlanta are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games against Charlotte.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games on the road.

Atlanta are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Charlotte.

Charlotte are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games.

Charlotte are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

 

Prediction

The Hawks have been pretty good lately and playing tough defense like they used to play past seasons as they have allowed less than 90 points in each of their last 2 games. The Hornets continue to struggle and have one of the worst records in the league. They already lost against the Hawks earlier this season as well but the Hawks are 2-13 in the last 15 games playing in Charlotte. However, the Hornets are still dealing with injuries while the Hawks are full healthy so I'm going with the Hawks on this one. 

PICK: Hawks -4 (-110)

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