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Hornets vs. Hawks - 3/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Hawks (55-17) at Charlotte Hornets (30-40)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)

The Line: Charlotte Hornets +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets meet Saturday at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Atlanta Hawks look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.1 points and 7.9 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 16.3 points and seven assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and Kyle Korver is shooting 49.4 percent from the field. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 49.6 percent shooting in their last five games but are coming off a Friday win over the Heat in which they allowed just 39 percent shooting. With that victory, the Hawks clinched the top seed in the East. Teague is questionable with an ankle injury.

Hornets vs. Hawks - 3/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Charlotte Hornets hope to snap a three-game losing streak. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 94.6 points on 42.3 percent shooting and are allowing 96.9 points on 44 percent shooting. Mo Williams is averaging 18.6 points and 6.9 assists while Kemba Walker is averaging 18 points and five assists. Al Jefferson is grabbing 8.6 rebounds and Gerald Henderson is dishing 2.7 assists. The Charlotte Hornets aren’t helping their playoff status with all of these losses. The Hornets lost a double-overtime game Friday to the Wizards, a game in which they shot just 34.6 percent from the field. The Hornets have lost six of their last nine games on their home court. Cody Zeller is questionable with a shoulder injury.

The Hawks are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 21-9-1 ATS in their last 31 road games. The Hornets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. The Hawks are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Charlotte and 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall. 

I'm not sure how anyone can back the Hornets with the way they're playing, especially after last night. Take the best team in the East and the small chalk. 

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Atlanta Hawks -1.5

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