Hawks at Hornets - 11/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (2-1) at Charlotte Hornets (0-2)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets PK -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets meet Sunday afternoon at The Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks look for their second road victory to get off to a fast 3-1 start. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 101 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Jeff Teague is averaging 18.3 points and 5.3 assists while Al Horford is averaging 18 points and 6.3 rebounds. Paul Millsap is grabbing 9.7 rebounds and Thabo Sefolosha is dishing three assists. The Atlanta Hawks have looked sharp since losing their season opener to the Pistons. The Hawks beat the Hornets on Friday, holding Charlotte is just 40.9 percent shooting from the field and allowing 42 second half points. Mike Muscala is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Charlotte Hornets are still looking for their first victory after a 0-2 start to the year. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 94 points on 40.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 16 points and five assists while Jeremy Lin is averaging 14.5 points and three assists. Al Jefferson is grabbing eight rebounds and Marvin Williams is dishing three assists. The Charlotte Hornets are getting just 55.5 points from their starters and have lost 14 of their last 15 games when scoring under 100 points. Maybe the Hornets being at home for the first time will help here. Troy Daniels is questionable with a hamstring injury.
The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. The Hornets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southeast and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Hawks are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Charlotte and 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings overall.
The Hornets don't have the horses offensively to hang with the Hawks, as they lost to them on Friday without Atlanta even shooting that well. In a pick-em game, I'm siding with the better team from Atlanta.