Hawks face Bobcats: NBA odds preview

Atlanta HawksCharlotte Bobcats
Nov 23, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

6-4TEAM RECORD6-4

The Bobcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Hawks at Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Bobcats sit at 6-4 (5-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hawks are currently 6-4 (3-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Charlotte is 5-5 OU, and Atlanta is 3-6-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Bobcats as 4-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 188.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats sit at No. 23 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Hawks are at No. 15 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hawks will win this game 97-93.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 26 in the league with 39.9 per game. That compares with Charlotte’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Charlotte is the NBA’s No. 29-ranked team at 4.7 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 8 with 7.6 per contest.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.8 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 101-100 winner at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Hawks got a 25-point performance from Josh Smith, who added 12 rebounds as Atlanta ran past Washington 101-100 on Wednesday at Philips Arena.

Charlotte won its last outing, a 98-97 result against the Raptors on November 21. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 195 combined points took the game OVER the total. Charlotte earned a 98-97 victory over Toronto on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Kemba Walker at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Hawks at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte's last 8 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Charlotte is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta home to LA Clippers, Saturday, November 24
Charlotte at Washington, Saturday, November 24