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Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks 12/16/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Atlanta Hawks (14-15) vs. Charlotte Hornets (7-21)
December 16, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +1; Over/Under: +227.5
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The Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. The Atlanta Hawks have lost 5 of their last 6 games. The Charlotte Hornets have lost 6 straight games.

The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 26.8 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 20.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer, and De’Andre Hunter is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 117.1 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 22.4 points and 4.9 rebounds, while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 21.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. LaMelo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

The Hawks are 20-41 ATS in their last 61 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Hawks last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 overall. The Hawks are 4-10-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Charlotte.

We’ve been fading the Atlanta Hawks a lot this season, and there’s more and more flags that are popping up with this team. However, the Charlotte Hornets are in even worse shape with their 7-21 record, and they’re losing their last 5 games by an average of 10.4 points. The Hornets lose at home by an average of 5.3 points. If the Hawks can’t win this game, something is seriously wrong. I’ll grab the Hawks in this toss up, but yikes…

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Atlanta Hawks -1

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