Atlanta Hawks (4-4) at Charlotte Hornets (4-5)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +4 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 115.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 25.9 points and 4.3 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 17.9 points and 7.5 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Huerter is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 106.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 21.9 points and 5.8 rebounds while Terry Rozier is averaging 20.6 points and 2.8 assists. LeMelo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is dishing 2.8 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite. The Hornets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The under is 4-0 in Hawks last 4 overall. The under is 6-1 in Hornets last 7 overall. The Hawks are 2-8-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Charlotte and 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets are in a bit of a letdown spot after beating the Pelicans last night and you have to believe the Hawks will have revenge on their mind after just losing these Hornets. The Atlanta Hawks are also in a bit of a funk and it feels like they're due for a bounce back performance overall. The Hawks are still the better team here and the offense should come together sooner than later. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Hawks here, but I certainly don't love the pick.