Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks Pick

February 9, 7:30 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Atlanta +2.5

The Charlotte Hornets (26-28) will travel to the ATL to take on the Atlanta Hawks (18-36) at the State Farm Arena for a Southeast Division showdown. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM and is set to be broadcast on FSN for regional audiences. As of late, the Hornets have been dominant against the Hawks as they have won eight of the last ten meetings between both parties. Most recently, the Hawks were defeated by the Hornets in November in Charlotte by a score of 108-94 to successfully cover as a 14-point favorite.

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Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks Overview

Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets enter into this contest on the heels of a two-game skid against the spread and a two-game overall losing streak. The Hornets were last on the court Wednesday when they traveled to Dallas and were defeated 99-93 by the Mavericks failing to cover by slim margins as a 5.5-point underdog.

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta saw a two-game winning streak come to an end on Thursday when they hosted the Toronto Raptors. As a seven-point underdog, the Hawks failed to produce a cover when they were mangled 119-101 by Toronto.

Reasons To Avoid Charlotte

Many experts have said that Charlotte is a different team on its own floor. Unfortunately for the Hornets they are on the road and own an appalling 7-19 SU record outside of the Queen City. Presently, the Hornets are riding a three-game losing streak on the road. As a result, they are spotting a low amount of points here to the hosts despite having a far better win-loss record because of market reluctance to buy into their credibility in this road spot. Despite this, to the eyes of many the low-hanging fruit seems quite appetizing with a Charlotte team that remains in the thick of the playoff discussion.

Reasons To Back Atlanta

The Hawks have a knack for being a pest and staging upsets against some notable teams when they are on their own floor. Atlanta has already shocked the likes of Oklahoma City and Denver in the ATL this year, and one of their two wins in the last ten contests against Charlotte came at home this season when the Hawks pulled a 125-124 upset as a 6.5-point underdog preceding the most recent road loss in the Queen City. This team has a proven blueprint for success against the Hornets to work in favorable conditions, and they will implement it again here which gives them value as an underdog.

Hornets at Hawks Prediction 02/09/2019

Road woes will get the best of the Hornets, and as a result, the Hawks will pull the upset outright and hand Charlotte its fourth straight road loss. We’ll trade away the bucket to enhance our return and take the Hawks straight up on the Money Line.

Free Pick: 
Take Atlanta +125

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