Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction 3/23/2024

The Charlotte Hornets (17-52) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (30-39) on Saturday, March 23rd. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on BSSE. Both the Hornets and Hawks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.

Hornets vs Hawks

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The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Hornets were defeated by the Magic in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 112-92. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 67-32, the Hornets picked up the win.

In their past five games, the Hornets are 1-4 and have an overall record of 17-52. Currently, they are 13th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Southeast division.

Charlotte comes in with an overall ATS record of 26-41 so far this season. This season, Charlotte has a 1-4 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 25-37 as underdogs.

The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Suns, Dejounte Murray was the top scorer for the Hawks’ offense, scoring 29 points and shooting 11/26 from the field. De’Andre Hunter put up 22 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Atlanta ended up losing the game with a final score of 128-115.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Hornets, the Hawks are 30-39 and below .500 overall. As of now, they are 10th in the Eastern Conference and are 3rd in the Southeast division.

Atlanta has an ATS record of 23-46 so far this season which includes their current two game losing streak vs. the spread. This season, Atlanta has a 13-25 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 10-21 when playing as underdogs.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

Charlotte has recorded an average of 106.6 points per game (29th) throughout 69 games games.

When it comes to scoring, the Hornets are 29th in the NBA at 106.6 points per game. That number drops to 105.3 on the road. In terms of pace, Charlotte is 21st in the league at 97.2 possessions per contest.

So far this season, the Hornets have been outscored by the NBA average in 68.1% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 27th in the league at 45%. From beyond the arc, Charlotte is 23rd in three-point makes at 11.8 per game.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Hornets are last in the NBA in both free throws made and attempted. In terms of assists, they are 28th in the league at 24.5 per game.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

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Heading into play, the Hawks’ offense is rated 5th in the league in scoring, averaging 119 points per contest.

This season, the Hawks are one of the NBA’s highest-scoring teams, averaging 119 points per game. In their 69 games, they have outscored the league average in 58% of their contests. At home, Atlanta is averaging 122.5 points per game.

When it comes to their offensive style, the Hawks are one of the league’s most up-tempo teams, ranking 5th in pace at 100.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Atlanta is shooting 46% from the field, which is 21st in the NBA.

One of the keys to Atlanta’s offensive success has been their ability to get to the free-throw line. The Hawks are 3rd in the league in free throws made per game at 19.4. In terms of three-point shooting, Atlanta is 8th in made threes per game but is shooting just 36% from beyond the arc.

Hornets Team Defense

On average, the Charlotte defense is giving up 116.7 points per game (19th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. In the terms of takeaways, Hornets are causing 13.1 turnovers per game, ranking 18th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 25th in rejections, averaging 4.5 blocked shots each game.

Hawks Team Defense

Facing Charlotte, the Hawks aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 121.2 points allowed per game (29th). In the terms of takeaways, Hawks are causing 12.5 turnovers per game, ranking 13th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 23rd in rejections, averaging 4.6 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Hornets And Hawks

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Miles Bridges is set to be the main scorer for the Hornets, recording 22 points and shooting 8/18 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 21.2 points per game, in addition to 7.5 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Dejounte Murray to be the top scorer for the Hawks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.2% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 22.2 points per game.

Hornets vs Hawks Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Hornets have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 100 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Atlanta has an ATS mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 106 points per game.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Hornets have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-4.
  • The last five games that Atlanta was favored, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.

Hornets vs Hawks Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Hawks to secure the win, with an expected final score of 114-104. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -8.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 214.5, and our model projects the Hornets and Hawks to reach a combined total of 218 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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