Hawks vs. Hornets - 2/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (30-27) at Atlanta Hawks (31-27)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks square off Sunday afternoon at the Philips Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 20.7 points and 5.1 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 14.5 points and 6.4 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.2 assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last six road games. Spencer Hawes is questionable with a back injury.
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The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 100.1 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.6 points and 8.7 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15.4 points and seven rebounds. Jeff Teague is dishing 5.6 assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost four of their last five home games.
The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hornets are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Hornets are a team that continues to win and continues to fly under the radar for whatever reason. You guys know how I feel about the Hawks, as they're just not consistent and lose games outright as a big favorite. I see Charlotte having a shot to win here, so I'm taking my points.