Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 10/23/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+9)
The Atlanta Hawks will try to beat the Charlotte Hornets at State Farm Arena on Sunday. Charlotte opens this contest as 9-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 223.
The Hornets faced the Pelicans and went home with a loss by a final score of 124-112 in their last contest. Charlotte finished the game with a 45.4% FG percentage (44 out of 97) and made 13 of their 34 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Hornets made 11 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 37 with 11 of them being offensive. They also distributed 30 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In terms of defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 47.2% from the floor on 42 of 89 shooting. New Orleans dished out 23 dimes and had 9 steals for the game. Additionally, New Orleans collected 53 rebounds (15 offensive, 38 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. New Orleans finished the contest at 86.5% when shooting free throws by converting 32 of their 37 attempts. They also converted 8 of 22 tries from beyond the arc. In relation to personal fouls, the Hornets finished with 24 while the Pelicans totaled 14 personal fouls.
Gordon Hayward is one guy who was a contributor for this game. He walked away with 26 points on 12 of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 37 minutes and pulled down 2 rebounds. Hayward went 63.2% from the field and earned 7 assists.
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Charlotte enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 1-1 on the year. They have an average of 120.5 points per game (8th in the NBA) on 48.2% from the field. The Hornets are connecting on 41.3% on shots from downtown (26 of 63) and 83.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Charlotte is snagging 44.0 rebounds per contest and has tallied 56 dimes so far this season, which ranks 5th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a group they commit 22.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Hornets are able to force 15.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.5 personal fouls. They are ranked 13th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 45 conceded on the campaign. The Hornets defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.6% (82 of 188) and they relinquish 48.5 boards per game as a team. They are conceding 26.8% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 17th in basketball in points per game allowed (113.0).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Hawks took home the win by a final score of 108-98 when they faced the Magic. The Hawks were able to collect 37 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 46 in this matchup. They also turned it over 17 times, while getting 10 steals for this game. The Magic earned 19 fouls in this contest which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They were able to make 15 of those for a rate of 93.8%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Atlanta made 13 of their 31 tries (41.9%). In all, the Hawks finished shooting 40 out of 89 from the floor which had them at 44.9%. The Hawks allowed the Magic to convert 33 of their 80 tries from the field which had them shooting 41.3% for the contest. They went 23.5% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 8 out of 34 and ended up shooting 24 out of 30 from the free throw line (80.0%). In regard to how they rebounded, Atlanta permitted Orlando to get 44 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
John Collins ended up having an impact for the Hawks in the matchup. Collins accumulated 23 points in his 36 mins of playing time, but left the arena with no assists. He converted 9 of 14 in this matchup for a rate of 64.3%, and earned 13 rebounds.
Atlanta has a win-loss record of 2-0 on the year. The Hawks commit 20.0 fouls per contest and they hit 87.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 28.0 times per contest (7th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per contest. Atlanta has accounted for 225 pts this year (112.5 per game) and they pull in 42.0 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hawks are shooting 47.5% from the floor, which ranks 7th in the NBA.
The Hawks on defense are ranked 3rd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 102.5. They are forcing 17.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.1% from the field (7th in the league). The Atlanta defense surrenders 24.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (17 of 69) and opponents are knocking down 84.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 20.5 assists and 49.0 rebounds every game, which ranks them 8th and 23rd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte (+9)
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