Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks Picks & Predictions 4/13/22

by | Apr 13, 2022 | nba

Charlotte Hornets (43-39 SU, 45-35-2 ATS) vs. Atlanta Hawks (43-39 SU, 37-45-0 ATS)

When: Wednesday April 13 2022, 07:00 PM (ET)

Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: ESPN

Point Spread: CHA 4.5/ATL -4.5 (Opened ATL -4 at Everygame - Check out their 200% bonus on your deposit of only $25!)

Total: 236.5 (Opened at 239)

Money Line: Charlotte Hornets +165/Atlanta Hawks -200

Power Rating: ATL -4.5

Probable Starting Lineups

PG LaMelo Ball , SG Terry Rozier, SF Miles Bridges, PF PF Washington, C Mason Plumlee

PG Trae Young, SG Kevin Huerter, SF De’Andre Hunter, PF Danilo Galinari, C Clint Capela

Key Injuries

Charlotte Hornets
Nick Richards: Hand (QUESTIONABLE)
Gordon Hayward: Foot (OUT)

Atlanta Hawks
Lou Williams: Back (QUESTIONABLE)
Chaundee Brown: Illness (OUT)
John Collins: Foot (OUT)

The Atlanta Hawks host the Charlotte Hornets in an Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:00 PM ET at the State Farm Arena.

Recent Form

The Charlotte Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 43-39, placing them 9th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Charlotte is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 21-20. Over their last five games, the Hornets have played well, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Charlotte is averaging 123.0 points per game, 8.0 points more than their season average of 115.3. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 110.0 points per contest. Even though Charlotte has been picking up wins, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 123.0 points per game, up from the Hornets’ usual rate of 114.9. In the Charlotte Hornets’ most recent game, Charlotte took down Washington by a score of 124-108

The Atlanta Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 43-39, placing them 10nd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Atlanta is above .500 at home, holding a record of 27-14. The Hawks have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Atlanta’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 117.0 points per game. Combined, the Hawks’ last five opponents are giving up 111.0 points per contest. The Hawks have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 113.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 112.4. In the Atlanta Hawks’ most recent game, Atlanta took down Houston by a score of 130-114.

Individual Player Analysis

As Charlotte travels to take on the Atlanta Hawks, the Hornets’ leading scorer is Miles Bridges. Through 81 games, Bridges is averaging 20 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 51.0% of his games. Against the Hawks, Bridges will need to be on top of his game as Atlanta is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 46.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, Trae Young leads the Hawks in scoring, averaging 28 points across his 75 games. Throughout the season, Young has outscored his season average in 51.0% of his outings. Given that Charlotte’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Trae Young should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Hornets have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 53.52% of their games, giving them a rank of 25th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

The Hawks come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 112.9 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Atlanta is winning at a rate of 66%. These wins are coming by an average margin of 13.0 points. On the other side, the Hornets hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 11 games as the better defensive team, picking up 5 wins.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks have met up for 4 games. In their last meeting, Charlotte picked up a 116-106 win.

How the Public is Betting the Hornets vs Hawks

67% are betting the Hawks against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 236.5

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Hornets are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Hornets are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 road games.
  • Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
  • Hawks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into this play-in matchup, both the Hawks and Hornets’ greatest weakness has been on the defensive end of the court. On the season, each team’s opponents have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. However, between the two units, Atlanta is more suited to take advantage of a struggling defense. Look for this to be a back and forth, high-paced game, as Charlotte is 5th fasted paced team in the NBA. I recommend taking the Hawks to advance, leading to a chance to compete for the 8 seed in the East. Where do you bet on NBA games? Have you checked out Bovada Sportsbook? They offer a 50% real cash bonus, rebates on EVERY single bet, even if it wins! They offer the BEST live wagering platform on the web and have the second fastest bitcoin payouts on the web! A must have in your sports betting arsenal! Click here to sign up now!