Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 1/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+6.5)
State Farm Arena is the venue where and the Atlanta Hawks (4-3) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (2-5) on Wednesday. Charlotte opens this game as 6.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 231.
The Charlotte Hornets stepped onto the hardwood against the Philadelphia 76ers and went home with a loss by a final score of 118-101 in their last contest. Charlotte walked away from the game having earned a 41.9% field goal percentage (36 out of 86) and made 13 of their 39 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Hornets converted 16 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 72.7%. When talking about rebounding, they collected 46 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 30 dimes in the matchup while earning 4 steals and 5 blocks. Concerning defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 48.4% from the floor on 46 of 95 shooting. Philadelphia earned 34 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. In addition, the 76ers snagged 55 rebounds (14 offensive, 41 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Philadelphia finished 65.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 23 shots. They also made 11 of their 32 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Gordon Hayward is one player who came through for the matchup. He had 18 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 32:36 mins and pulled down 8 boards. Hayward finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this game for the Hornets was Devonte' Graham. He had 2 rebounds and also accumulated 2 assists. He finished the game at 38.5% from the field in this matchup by shooting 5-of-13 (15 points). Overall, Graham played for 24:28 min.
Charlotte heads into this one with a record of 2-5 on the year. The Hornets are connecting on 35.7% from downtown (89 of 249) and 70.1% from the charity stripe. They average 107.3 points per game (23rd in the league) while going 44.2% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 16.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 21.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Charlotte is grabbing 44.1 boards per game and has totaled 208 dimes on the season, which is 1st in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Hornets are able to force 17.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.9 personal fouls. The Hornets defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 47.9% (120 of 132) and they surrender 48.1 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 30th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 209 surrendered on the year. They surrender 36.0% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 16th in the league in opponents points per game (112.3).
When they last played, the Atlanta Hawks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 113-108 against the New York Knicks. The Hawks earned 30 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for the contest. They stuffed 2 attempts while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Knicks were called for 21 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Hawks to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They were able to make 18 of the free throws for a rate of 78.3%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Atlanta made 10 of 31 attempts (32.3%). When the game finished, the Hawks ended up shooting 40 out of 87 from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.0%. The Hawks permitted the Knicks to bury 43 out of their 85 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.6% in the game. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from distance by shooting 7 out of 21 and finished the contest at 20 out of 25 at the charity stripe (80.0%). When discussing attacking the glass, Atlanta allowed New York to collect 45 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Trae Young pitched in for the Hawks for this game. He converted 9 out of 22 in this matchup for a rate of 40.9%, which had him sitting at 31 points. Young had 2 rebounds in his 39:37 mins of time on the court and had 14 assists for this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Atlanta was De'Andre Hunter. He racked up 23 points in his 37:00 mins played by way of 9 out of 15 from the floor for this contest. Hunter wrapped this one up going 60.0% from the field while contributing 2 assists and 8 rebounds.
Atlanta has a record of 4-3 on the year. Atlanta has earned 828 points so far this year (118.3 per contest) and they snag 47.9 rebounds per game. The Hawks have committed 21.6 fouls per game and they go 81.1% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Hawks are connecting on 46.5% from the floor, which is ranked 13th in the league. They are dishing out assists 24.9 times per game (13th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 15.6 times per contest. The Hawks are ranked 17th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 112.3. They have allowed 22.6 dimes and 43.9 rebounds per game, which is ranked 6th and 11th in basketball. The Atlanta defense allows 30.0% on 3-point attempts (74 of 247) and their opponents are making 82.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 12.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (10th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (-6.5) and over 231 points
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