Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets - 3/9/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets - 3/9/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Hornets (22-41) at Atlanta Hawks (19-46)

NBA Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)

The Line: Atlanta Hawks -6 -- Over/Under: 225.5

TV: FSSE, FSCR

The Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks meet Monday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.

The Charlotte Hornets need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Devonte' Graham is averaging 17.8 points and 7.5 assists while Terry Rozier is averaging 17.6 points and 4.4 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won four of their last five road games.

The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 111 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 119.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 29.4 points and 9.2 assists while John Collins is averaging 21.4 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Huerter is the third double-digit scorer and De'Andre Hunter is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won five of their last seven home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.

The Atlanta Hawks play their best basketball at home where they're 19-12-1 against the spread, but they're also a poor basketball team that struggles defensively and is losing their last five games by an average of 5.4 points. The Charlotte Hornets are playing the better basketball entering this contest, and they're a profitable 17-15 against the spread on the road. The Hornets have covered four of their last five road games and are 23-18 against the spread as a single-digit underdog. In a battle between two losing teams where the effort changes daily, I want the free buckets and the team playing better basketball. That's the Charlotte Hornets.

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Randy’s Pick Charlotte Hornets +6

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.