Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 2/13/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-5)
Spectrum Center is where the Charlotte Hornets will play the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. Charlotte opens this matchup as 5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 239.5.
The Hawks played the Spurs and earned the victory with a final of 125-106 in their last contest. Atlanta wrapped up the contest with a 48.5% field goal percentage (50 of 103) and buried 10 out of their 26 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Hawks made 15 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 78.9%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected 48 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 29 assists for the contest while creating 19 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In relation to defense, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 42.6% from the field on 40 of 94 shooting. San Antonio distributed 25 assists and had 9 steals in this game. In addition, San Antonio grabbed 49 rebounds (14 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. San Antonio walked away from this one shooting 88.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of 17 tries. They also knocked down 11 of 37 attempts from distance. When it comes to fouls, the Hawks ended up finishing with 10 and the Spurs accounted for 17 fouls.
Trae Young is a player who was a contributor in this matchup. He was able to score 24 points on 9 out of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 33 mins played and collected 4 rebounds. Young walked away from this one shooting 47.4% from the floor and dished out 17 assists.
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Atlanta steps onto the court with a record of 29-28 so far this season. They are averaging 116.3 points per outing (8th in the NBA) while shooting 47.8% from the floor. The Hawks are connecting on 34.8% on 3-pointers (606 of 1,740) and 81.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling in 44.0 rebounds per game and has accumulated 1,404 assists so far this season, which is 15th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.9 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.1 fouls every game.
On defense, the Hawks are forcing their opponents into 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.8 personal fouls. They surrender 34.6% on shots from downtown and they are 20th in the NBA in PPG allowed (116.2). The Hawks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.5% (2,439 of 5,131) and they concede 45.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 21st in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,461 surrendered on the season.
In their last game, the Hornets took a loss by a score of 119-105 when they played the Nuggets. The Hornets were able to snag 32 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while earning 11 steals for the game. The Nuggets were called for 20 fouls for this game which got the Hornets to the free throw line for 29 shots. They were able to bury 17 of the free throws for a rate of 58.6%. In regard to 3-point shots, Charlotte converted 8 out of their 32 attempts (25.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Hornets ended up shooting 40 out of 85 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.1%. The Hornets permitted the Nuggets to bury 50 of 99 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 50.5% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 21.7% from 3-point land by going 5 of 23 and ended up going 14 of 17 at the free throw line (82.4%). When it comes to rebounds, Charlotte permitted Denver to snag 51 in all (14 on the offensive glass).
LaMelo Ball ended up being a factor for the Hornets in this contest. Ball had 18 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 12 dimes for the matchup. He buried 6 out of 16 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 37.5%, and earned 9 rebounds.
Charlotte has a mark of 15-43 for the year. The Hornets are committing 20.8 fouls per game and they shoot 74.5% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 25.1 times per game (16th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.7 times per contest. Charlotte has accounted for 6,486 pts on the campaign (111.8 per contest) and they average 44.9 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Hornets are shooting 45.3% from the field, which is 29th in the league.
The Hornets on the defensive end are ranked 28th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 118.7. They are forcing their opponents into 15.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 48.2% from the field (25th in basketball). The Charlotte defense concedes 36.8% on shots from beyond the arc (754 of 2,050) and their opponents are knocking down 79.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 26.7 dimes and 46.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 30th and 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (-5)
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