Hawks Favored to Fly
The Atlanta Hawks are the -5½ favorites at the sportsbook to beat the struggling and stingless Charlotte Hornets on Monday.
14½ wins separate the division rivals, so the Hawks are the much better team and momentum is on their side.
However, the Hornets have already beaten the Hawks twice this season and eyeing the series win.
Let’s check the latest NBA news, stats, injury report and NBA lines for the Hornets vs Hawks. We’ve got plenty of NBA picks for you to consider.
Hawks Gathering Momentum
After beating the Phoenix Suns 116-107 and the San Antonio Spurs 125-106 on Saturday, the Hawks have suddenly regained their best form.
They are 29-28 overall and 26-31 against the spread (ATS), covering five of their last seven and starting to gain confidence.
DeAndre Hunter had 24 points against the Spurs and Trae Young also had a solid game.
“I think we just picked up the pressure defensively and got out and ran more and got some better shots and some faster shots,” Young said. “I think we were going too slow in that first half, and they were pushing the pace and pushing it at us. We just knew we had to pick up the pressure.”
Playing teams like the Spurs isn’t always a good form guide, but the Hawks were seeking confidence and we think they’ll beat the Hornets, who have bested the Hawks twice already.
However, the Hawks defeated the Hornets on the road in December, so that victory should be on their minds.
NBA odds have the Hawks at -5½; that’s a fair line, given their respective form.
No Buzz Around Hornets
Getting excited about watching the Hornets is proving impossible. They are 15-43 and riding a seven-game losing streak.
Recent losses to the Nuggets, Wizards, and Magic have been uninspiring and bettors will need to take a leap of faith even at the +5½ betting online number.
They are 23-32-3 ATS following six consecutive spread losses, so they’re not even keeping the games close enough to keep bettors happy.
Recent success against the Hawks is the only positive we can find for the Hornets, who are desperately missing a superstar player on the court.
They have struggled on offense lately, failing to score over 113 points in their last five games. That’s not going to cut it in modern NBA, where defense is at its worst.
When your offense is struggling, you need the defense to stand up. Charlotte ranks 28th in defense, so we’re not surprised to see it struggling in the wins department.
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Hawks vs Hornets Head-to-Head
The Hornets won the most recent meeting 122-118 in January and covered the +7½ spread.
The underdog has covered four of the last five spreads and it’s a 5-5 split ATS over the last 10 meetings.
The favorite has covered just two of the last 10 spreads.
Hawks vs Hornets Game Information
- Game: Hawks (29-28) vs Hornets (15-43)
- Day/Time: Monday, Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
- Hornets vs Hawks Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Hawks vs Hornets Betting Lines
Hawks vs Hornets Picks and Prediction
Despite betting trends favoring a Hornets cover, we can’t back them. We’re taking the Hawks, who are the better team, to cover the -5½ number.
Atlanta has much more going for it and momentum is on its side.
Take over 239½ and include it in NBA picks. We don’t see much defense being played in what should be a 125-118 scoreline.
Atlanta is listed at -210 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Hawks, there’s a chance to win $48. Charlotte is +175, offering a chance to win $175 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Atlanta a 67.74% chance to win, with the Hornets at 36.36%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.
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Hornets vs Hawks Previous Game (Jan. 21, 2023)
If you are looking for some NBA free picks then you have come to the right place, as there is a big slate of games set to take place. The Atlanta Hawks will meet the Charlotte Hornets in one of the games.
Charlotte was supposed to be a team that contended for the playoff, but the Hornets have had a miserable season on a number of levels. The Hornets are 12-34 despite picking up a win in their most recent contest.
Atlanta is 24-22 and has bounced back after a slow start. The Hawks have rattled off five straight wins, and that is going to give them some momentum in this one.
The NBA betting odds for this game have the Hawks as 9.5-point favorites at home over the Charlotte Hornets.
The Hornets are coming into this game with some momentum after picking up a win, but they have also struggled a ton in January. Charlotte hasn’t been a good defensive team, and that’s going to create a ton of problems in this game.
Atlanta is starting to make a run up the standings in the Eastern Conference, and this is a game that they should win. Look for the Hawks to start to pull away from the Hornets in the second half as they cruise to victory.
Hornets vs Hawks Game Summary