Hawks vs. Hornets - 4/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (33-45) at Atlanta Hawks (59-19)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -10.5 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, SPSO
The Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks square off Friday night at the Philips Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 94.7 points on 42.2 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 17.9 points and 5.1 assists while Mo Williams is averaging 17.8 points and 6.1 assists. Gerald Henderson is dishing 2.6 assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing five rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 39.3 percent from the field and 31.2 percent from deep in their last five games. The Hornets have lost seven of their last nine when scoring less than 100 points and have given up on the season with the playoffs out of the question. Al Jefferson, Lance Stephenson and Cody Zeller are doubtful with injuries.
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The Atlanta Hawks look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and are allowing 97.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 16.8 points and 7.8 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 16.1 points and seven assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and DeMarre Carroll is dishing 1.7 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are still cruising through the regular season, as they’re shooting 50.5 percent from the field in their last five games. The Hawks have lost just two home games in the year 2015. John Jenkins, Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha are questionable with injuries.
The Hornets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss. The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hornets are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta and 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
Now that the Hornets are out of the playoff hunt, they're fully shutting down injured players. Look for the Hawks to win this game easily whether key players play or not.