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Charlotte Bobcats vs Atlanta Hawks Odds
Philips Arena features an NBA battle between the host Atlanta Hawks and the visiting Charlotte Bobcats in betting action on Thursday.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Hawks are 13-6 so far on the season, and 8-10-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 7-14 and 9-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Atlanta go 8-10-1 and the Bobcats go 11-9-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Hawks and the No. 29-ranked Bobcats, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-90 result in favor of the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 16 in the league with 41.9 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 27 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 6-ranked team at 8.3 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 19 with 6.5 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 106 points per game when playing on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 100-94 loser as they battled the Clippers at home. The Bobcats covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Charlotte got 19 points from Byron Mullens but lost anyway 100-94 against the Clippers on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Atlanta won its last outing, an 86-80 result against the Magic on December 12. The Hawks covered in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 166 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Hawks grabbed an 86-80 win over the Magic on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from Jeff Teague at Amway Center.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 2-8
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Bobcats at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 10 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Charlotte is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Atlanta is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Atlanta is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Charlotte home to Orlando, Saturday, December 15
Atlanta home to Golden State, Saturday, December 15