Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 1/21/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Atlanta
State Farm Arena is the site where the Atlanta Hawks will try to beat the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday.
The Hornets took the court against the Rockets and notched a win by a score of 122-117 in their last game. Charlotte ended with a 50.0% FG percentage (48 out of 96) and buried 9 of 36 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Hornets buried 17 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 68.0%. Regarding pulling down boards, they earned 37 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 27 dimes for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and getting 14 steals. When talking about the defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to go 50.5% from the field on 46 of 91 shooting. Houston doled out 21 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Houston snagged 47 boards (12 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 10 blocks. Houston finished 75.0% at the charity stripe by converting 15 of their 20 tries. They converted 10 of 32 shots from 3-point land. In regard to fouls, the Hornets ended up finishing with 20 while the Rockets racked up 22 fouls.
Terry Rozier is one player who was a major factor for this game. Rozier finished the game shooting 45.8% from the field and also recorded 6 assists. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes played and also pulled down 2 boards. He had 26 points on 11 of 24 shooting.
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Charlotte will play this contest with a mark of 12-34 on the season. They lose possession via turnover 13.7 times per game and as a unit are committing 21.2 personal fouls per game. As a team, Charlotte is pulling in 45.2 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,165 dimes this season, which has them ranked 10th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Hornets are hitting 32.8% on three-point attempts (507 of 1,544) and 74.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 112.4 pts per game (23rd in the league) while hitting 45.1% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Hornets are forcing 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.7 fouls. They are giving up 36.3% from 3-point land and they rank 28th in the NBA in points per game allowed (118.9). The Hornets are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 48.2% (1,980 of 4,111) and they surrender 46.2 boards per game as a group. They rank 29th in the league in giving up assists with 1,227 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Hawks got the victory with a final of 130-122 when they faced the Mavericks. In relation to how they attacked the glass, Atlanta permitted Dallas to pull down 31 overall (10 offensive). They went 38.1% from three-point range by going 16 of 42 and finished the contest at 18 out of 24 from the free throw line (75.0%). The Hawks allowed the Mavericks to convert 44 out of 84 attempts from the field which left them shooting 52.4% for the matchup. Overall, the Hawks shot 49 out of 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 57.0%. In reference to three-point shots, Atlanta converted 13 of 26 tries (50.0%). They were able to knock down 19 of the free throws for a clip of 95.0%. The Mavericks committed 19 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They also coughed it up 12 times, while earning 7 steals for the matchup. The Hawks corralled 28 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the contest.
Dejounte Murray ended up having an impact for the Hawks in the matchup. He buried 12 out of 18 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and added 7 rebounds. Murray accumulated 30 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and totaled 4 assists in this game.
Atlanta has a win-loss mark of 23-22 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Hawks are hitting on 47.3% from the floor, which ranks 15th in the NBA. Atlanta has scored 5,193 pts for the year (115.4 per contest) and they collect 43.5 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 24.1 times per game (20th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.9 times per game. The Hawks are responsible for committing 19.4 fouls every game while shooting 82.2% from the free throw line.
The Hawks defensively are ranked 21st in basketball in PPG given up with 116.0. They are forcing 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the floor (14th in basketball). The Atlanta defense surrenders 34.1% on shots from distance (508 of 1,489) and their opponents are converting on 80.5% of their free throw attempts. They give up 25.5 assists and 46.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 16th and 29th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Charlotte
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