Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks Prediction, NBA Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Apr 12, 2022

Less than a year after advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals, the Atlanta Hawks are forced to go through the play-in tournament to punch their ticket to the postseason. Up first for the Hawks is a home date against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.

Charlotte
43-39
AT
April 13, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
State Farm Arena
Atlanta
43-39
Pointspread +5.5 -110
Moneyline +179
Over / Under o +235.5

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Betting Action

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Pointspread -5.5 -110
Moneyline -215
Over / Under u +235.5

46%

Betting Action

54%

Two of the top six scoring teams in the NBA meet in the 9 vs. 10 play-in game Wednesday night when the Atlanta Hawks host the Charlotte Hornets. The winner will advance to play the loser of the Brooklyn–Cleveland game Tuesday, and then the winner of that is officially in the playoffs.

Both the Hawks and Hornets finished the regular season at 43-39. Charlotte’s won three straight, but Atlanta also has wins in seven of their last 10.

Tip-off at State Farm Arena goes at 7 p.m. EDT, and Atlanta is a 5-point favourite to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 236.0.

Hornets vs. Hawks NBA Betting Odds

Head-to-head, the Hornets and Hawks split their season series 2-2 and dating back even further are 5-5 against one another in their last 10 meetings. The winning team scored at least 113 points in all four wins, and on Dec. 5, the Hornets defeated Atlanta 130-127 in regulation.

The Over went 23-18 in Atlanta’s home games this season, and 23-18 in Charlotte’s road games. It’s also hit in six of the last eight Hornets–Hawks contests played in Atlanta. When it comes to the spread, each team is rolling. Atlanta is 7-2 ATS in their last nine, and Charlotte 10-5 in their last 15.

Charlotte Hornets

No Charlotte Hornets player dominates the scoreboard; they get their 115 points per night from a well-balanced offensive attack. Miles Bridges and LaMelo Ball each averaged 20 points in the regular season, which was highest on the team. Ball doubled down as the team’s leader in assists with 7.6 a night, as well as a team-best 1.6 steals in his sophomore season. Ball also shot 38.9 per cent from the arc and led his squad with 220 made threes.

Guard Terry Rozier was right behind the duo with 19.3 points per game. These three, along with forwards P.J. Washington and Mason Plumlee, round out the Hornets’ current starting five. Note, Gordon Hayward is out for Wednesday with a foot injury.

Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks were 17-25 at one point this season, and then turned things around during a seven-game win streak in January. Atlanta’s offence runs through Trae Young, a fourth-year point guard averaging over 28 points a night while shooting just under 40 per cent from three.

After Young, a combination of Hawks starters and bench players contribute on offence. Centre Clint Capela is a force on the glass with 11.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. Forward John Collins remains out due to injury, but starting forward Danilo Gallinari is good to go after returning last week from a knee injury and should start in Collins’ place.

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