Charlotte Hornets (9-9) at Atlanta Hawks (3-16)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +8 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks meet Sunday in NBA action at the Philips Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 115.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 28.6 points and 6.4 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 14.3 points and 5.1 rebounds. Malik Monk is the third double-digit scorer and Cody Zeller is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost six of their last seven road games.
The Atlanta Hawks are sill looking for their first victory since November 3. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 106.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 118.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 15.6 points and 7.8 assists while Taurean Prince is averaging 15.1 points and 4.4 rebounds. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost five straight home games.
The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The favorite is 21-8-1 ATS in the last 30 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Hornets last 6 road games. The over is 5-2 in Hawks last 7 home games.
I've never been high on the Charlotte Hornets and this year is no different, but the Atlanta Hawks are being outscored by 19 points in their last five games while shooting under 41 percent from the field. There's just no value in backing the Hawks these days, as the blowouts are getting bigger and bigger and the numbers can't get high enough. Even the Hornets, who are a one-man team more than anything, should cruise.