Charlotte Hornets (2-5) at Atlanta Hawks (4-3)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 231 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 107.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 21.6 points and three assists while Gordon Hayward is averaging 18.7 points and 5.6 rebounds. LeMelo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is dishing 2.6 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 118.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 28.6 points and 4.1 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 17.1 points and seven rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hawks are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The under is 5-1 in Hornets last 6 overall. The under is 5-2 in Hawks last 7 overall. The Hornets are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta and 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Both of these teams are on the struggle bus right now, but it's the Hornets to have a little less confidence in right now, as the offense has had a tougher time scoring consistently and they can't defend the three ball. The Atlanta Hawks offense has shown far more promise and that's only going to continue as the new pieces keep coming together. The Hawks are the better team here overall and should get the job done. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the home team.