Hornets vs. Hawks - 11/7/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (1-2) at Charlotte Hornets (2-3)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -2 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and the Atlanta Hawks face off on Friday in Charlotte in NBA action.
The Charlotte Hornets are 2-3 so far this season and they are coming off a win in Miami on Wednesday. The Hornets are averaging 91.4points per game and they are shooting 42.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing their opponents to score 92.4 points and shoot 44.2 percent. The Hornets shoot 30.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc and out-rebound their opponents 43-39.6 per game. Al Jefferson leads the Hawks averaging 20.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Kemba Walker is averaging 15.2 points and 4.0 rebounds and Gary Neal is averaging 11.6 points. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has missed the last two games but he should be ready to go for this one.
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The Atlanta Hawks have played just three games so far this season and they are off to a 1-2 start. The Hawks are coming off of a two-point loss in San Antonio on Wednesday. The Hawks offense is averaging 98.7 points and they are shooting 46.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 98.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. The Hawks are hitting 41.8 percent of their 3-point shots and they have been killed on the boards being outrebounded 38.7 to 47.3 by their opponents. Jeff Teague leads the Hawks averaging 16.7 points and 7.0 assists per game. Paul Milsap is averaging 14.3 points and 6.7 rebounds and Al Horford is averaging 24 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Atlanta’s numbers just look a lot better than their record at this point.
Charlotte is 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 0-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. Atlanta is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 5-2 against the spread following a loss. Atlanta is 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 meetings with Charlotte.
The road team has ruled this series against the number covering four of the last five with the Hawks covering their last six in Charlotte and in this one we are getting points with the better team so I will take them though we shouldn’t need them.