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Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks - 11/28/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Hawks (5-16) at Charlotte Hornets (10-10)
Date & Time Wednesday November 28, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -12.5 -- Over/Under: 233
TV Channel
FSSE, FSCR
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NBA | Atlanta Hawks (5-16) at Charlotte Hornets (10-10)
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The Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.

The Atlanta Hawks could use another victory after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 107.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 15.7 points and 7.7 assists while Taurean Prince is averaging 15.1 points and 4.2 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Kent Bazemore is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost seven of their last eight road games.

The Charlotte Hornets look for a nice home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 115.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 27.9 points and 6.5 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Malik Monk is the third double-digit scorer and Tony Parker is dishing 4.3 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won three straight home games.

The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 1-7-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Charlotte and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 19-8-1 in Hornets last 28 home games. The under is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 road games.

The Charlotte Hornets are obviously the much better team and are outscoring teams by 10.2 points at home this season. However, the Atlanta Hawks have won two straight games and just beat the Miami Heat last night as 7.5 point underdogs. Also, the Hawks are 4-2 ATS this season as double-digit underdogs. Also, when these teams met a couple of days ago, the Hawks beat the Hornets by one point as 6.5 point underdogs. There's reasons to consider the Hawks and the boatload of points, so that's the direction I'm leaning, although this game isn't one I'm looking to play personally.

Pick:
Atlanta Hawks +12.5

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