Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 1/9/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-4)
Spectrum Center is the venue where and the Charlotte Hornets (3-5) will play the Atlanta Hawks (4-4) on Saturday. Atlanta opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The total has been set at 227.5.
The Hawks played the Hornets and went home with a loss by a final score of 102-94 in their last game. Atlanta ended the game with a 37.5% field goal percentage (36 of 96) and made 7 of their 40 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hawks made 15 of their 18 tries for a rate of 83.3%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned 57 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 25 assists in the matchup while getting 6 steals and 2 blocked shots. Regarding defending, Atlanta allowed 37.6% from the floor on 32 of 85 shooting. Charlotte totaled 22 dimes and had 11 steals in the game. Moreover, the Hornets snagged 49 rebounds (8 offensive, 41 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Charlotte went 81.8% when shooting free throws by burying 27 of 33 shots. They knocked down 11 of 36 tries from beyond the arc.
John Collins is someone who was a major factor for the matchup. He accumulated 23 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 31:47 minutes and totaled 11 rebounds. Collins ended up going 56.3% from the field and also earned 2 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in this contest for the Hawks was Kevin Huerter. He grabbed 5 rebounds and totaled 6 assists. He ended up shooting 46.7% from the field in this matchup by shooting 7-of-15 (19 points). Overall, Huerter was on the hardwood for 32:57 min.
Atlanta steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 4-4 so far this season. The Hawks are shooting 36.2% on shots from distance (109 of 301) and 81.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 115.3 pts per contest (6th in basketball) while hitting 45.3% from the field. They are turning it over 15.3 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 22.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Atlanta is snagging 49.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 199 assists this season, which is 16th in the league in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Hawks are able to force 12.5 turnovers every game and they draw 21.3 personal fouls. The Hawks are giving up a FG percentage of 43.9% (100 of 170) and they concede 44.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 9th in the league in allowing assists with 180 relinquished for the campaign. They give up 30.0% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 16th in the NBA in opponents points per game (111.0).
In their win against the Hawks, the Hornets pulled down 41 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 49 in this contest. They blocked 7 tries while recording 11 steals for the game. The Hawks earned 25 fouls for this game which took the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 33 attempts. They were able to knock down 27 of the free throws for a percentage of 81.8%. In the matter of three-point attempts, Charlotte converted 11 of their 36 tries (30.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Hornets finished 32 out of 85 from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.6%. The Hornets permitted the Hawks to make 36 out of 96 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 37.5% for the matchup. They finished shooting 17.5% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 40 and ended up shooting 15 of 18 from the free throw line (83.3%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Charlotte allowed Atlanta to snag 57 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Gordon Hayward pitched in for the Hornets for the contest. He buried 15 out of 25 in this contest giving him a rate of 60.0%, which got him 44 points. Hayward grabbed 7 rebounds in his 39:07 mins of time on the court and had 2 dimes in this game. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Charlotte was Devonte' Graham. He was able to score 14 points in his 39:03 mins on the hardwood via 3 out of 15 from the floor for this contest. Graham ended up shooting 20.0% from the field and also collecting 7 assists and 4 boards.
Charlotte has a mark of 3-5 so far this year. The Hornets are responsible for committing 20.4 fouls per contest and they shoot 72.2% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 28.8 times per contest (1st in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 15.6 times per contest. Charlotte has accounted for 853 points on the campaign (106.6 per game) and they collect 44.9 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Hornets are connecting on 43.4% from the field, which is 28th in the NBA. The Hornets defensively are ranked 13th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 110.0. The Charlotte defense concedes 33.6% on shots from beyond the arc (101 of 301) and their opponents are knocking down 70.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 29.3 dimes and 49.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 30th and 26th in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 16.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the floor (19th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Charlotte (+4)
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