Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks - 12/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Atlanta Hawks (5-17) at Charlotte Hornets (9-15)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -3.5 -- Over/Under: 225 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing 11 of their last 12 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 108 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 117.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 28.7 points and 8.4 assists while John Collins is averaging 17 points and 8.8 rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and De'Andre Hunter is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost seven straight road games.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 105.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Devonte' Graham is averaging 19.1 points and 7.8 assists while Terry Rozier is averaging 17.9 points and 4.4 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing five rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last six home games.
The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Hornets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog. The over is 12-3 in Hawks last 15 overall. The under is 4-0 in Hornets last 4 home games. The Hawks are 1-8-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Charlotte and 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Charlotte. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks are piling up loss after loss and aren't covering games during this massive losing stretch. In fact, the Hawks are losing by an average of 15.7 points on the road this season while allowing 48.7 percent shooting from the field. The Charlotte Hornets aren't worldbeaters themselves, but they have been able to scratch out wins here and there, they play hard and they are 2-1 this season as a favorite. I have no choice but to lay the bucket with the Hornets at home.