Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets Preview
It’s been almost two weeks since Charlotte has buzzed around at home in the Bee Hive, a successful 4-2 road trip sandwiched in between. More noteworthy as the Hornets have been minus several key stingers (Gordon Hayward, LaMelo Ball, Malik Monk) not due back until later in the month, at the earliest.
|533/534||Score||Line||PR||GS Line||Avg. PR||Avg. OPR||SUR (H/A)||ATS (H/A)||O/U (H/A)||Pts. Diff. (H/A)||Avg. Ln. (H/A)|
|Atlanta||114||9||8||8||14-10 / 14-15||14-10 / 14-14||11-13 / 16-13||+3.3 / +0.9||-2 / +0.5|
|Charlotte||104||NL||9 (3)||-3||10||7||12-9 / 14-15||12-8 / 16-13||8-13 / 17-12||+0.6 / -2.4||+2 / +4.5|
But no matter the spread covers in 8 of last 10 for Charlotte, and a return to its nest, we’d rather ride surging Atlanta, now 14-5 SU its last 19 as Nate McMillan making a late bid for Coach of the Year honors, overseeing the uptick since taking over from the well-meaning but overmatched Lloyd Pierce at the start of March. Atlanta’s earlier pair of losses to the Hornets on Jan. 6 and 9 were on Pierce’s watch, and when the now-hurting Hayward and Ball (scoring combined 46 ppg across those wins) did significant damage. This time, it might be tough for Charlotte to outscore the Hawks with Trae Young (42 in Friday’s win over Chicago; 30 or more in three of last five outings) doing a pretty good Steph Curry impersonation, and Nate’s bunch having recovered from a rare stinker on Wednesday vs. the Griz to dispatch the capable Bulls two nights ago.
NBA Prediction: Play Hawks (updated NBA Odds from Vegas)
|Last 5 Games||PF/PA||Pts. Diff.||Avg. PR||Avg. OPR||Avg. Ln.||SUR (H/A)||ATS (H/A)||O/U (H/A)|
|Atlanta||119.8 / 112||+7.8||7||8||-1.5||3-1 / 1-0||3-1 / 1-0||2-2 / 1-0|
|Charlotte||105.8 / 109||-3.2||8||7||+1.5||0-0 / 3-2||0-0 / 3-2||0-0 / 2-3|
|04-07-21||Memphis||-1.5||227.5||131-113||04-07-21||@ Oklahoma .||+5.5||213.5||102-113|
|04-06-21||New Orlea.||+3.5||231.5||107-123||04-04-21||@ Boston||-9.5||216.5||116-86|
|04-04-21||Golden St.||+1.5||230.5||111-117||04-02-21||@ Indiana||-5||218.5||97-114|
|04-02-21||@ New Orlea.||-1.5||213||126-103||04-01-21||@ Brooklyn||-2.5||223.5||111-89|
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