Hawks at Hornets - 1/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (23-15) at Charlotte Hornets (17-20)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +2.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets square off Wednesday night at The Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 18.3 points and 3.4 assists while Al Horford is averaging 15.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. Jeff Teague is dishing 5.6 assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.2 turnovers per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won five of their last eight road games. Thabo Sefolosha is questionable with a wrist injury.
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The Charlotte Hornets are desperate to snap a brutal seven-game losing streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.1 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 19 points and 4.9 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 16 points and 6.5 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.1 assists and Jeremy Lamb is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last 10 home games.
The Hawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hawks are 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Charlotte and 12-5-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings overall.
The Hornets are in a nasty funk and a game against a red hot Hawks team isn't exactly going to help. The Hornets are more than capable of getting the job done here, but we haven't seen them play well lately. Give me the small chalk.