Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks betting tips and predictions for Saturday’s NBATV game. Two teams on 5-game and 3-game win streaks collide in Atlanta as the Hawks host the Charlotte Hornets. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It’s been an impressive 10 day stretch for the Charlotte Hornets who have beaten Memphis, New York, Golden State, Washington and Indiana. 4 of those 5 wins were at home and now they hit the road to take on the Atlanta Hawks. Last night’s 121-118 win over Indiana was impressive on one end of the floor and that was scoring. LaMelo Ball had a big game with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists, while Gordon Hayward added 25 points on an efficient 9-for-15 from the floor. They did allow the Pacers to score 118 points, but in the end they were able to hold on for their 10th win of the season. The Hornets have now covered the spread in each of their last 5 games and against Atlanta they have a fairly decent record of 12 wins in the last 17 meetings.
The Hawks are on a mini roll of their own with 3 straight home wins over the Celtics, Magic and Bucks. This team has vastly improved from what it was a couple of weeks ago, at home they look really good and have won 6 of their 7 games so far. In the win over Boston two days ago it was once again their defense that won them the game as they held the Celtics to just 99 points. Trae Young didn’t have the best of games shooting-wise as he was scoreless from three-point land and finished the game with 18 points. Others stepped up though, Collins had 20, while Huerter and Reddish both chipped in with 19 points. Atlanta is tough to beat at State Farm Arena, they’ve covered the spread in 6 of their last 7 at home and have gone 10-1 vs teams from the Southeast Division.
Having the Hawks as 6-point favorites here is a bit too much in my opinion, especially when they’re facing a team that’s beaten 4 playoff bound teams in their last 5 games. Charlotte’s defense has been on point during their win streak and I expect big things from them tonight as well. Give me the Hornets to cover here.
Atlanta Hawks – Charlotte Hornets Odds
Atlanta Hawks – Charlotte Hornets Predictions
Hornets +6 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Despite allowing 118 against the Pacers last night, the Hornets defense has had some really good performances during this current run. They’ve held 2 of their last 5 opponents under 100 points and against the Golden State Warriors they allowed just 102 points. Teams are shooting just 39.2% against them over their last 3 games and the under has landed 4 times in their last 5 outings. Same goes for the Hawks with their last 4 of 5 games finishing under the total. This has also been the trend in head-to-head meetings between them as 13 of their last 20 games have ended under the total, including the last 3 in which the two teams have averaged just 206.6 points between them. Atlanta in particular has shot the ball poorly in those 3 games at just 39% from the field. Take all that into account and I think we are in for a defensive minded game here, so let’s back the under.
Under 226 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365