Hornets visit Hawks in hoops battle

New Orleans HornetsAtlanta Hawks
Feb 8, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

New Orleans Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

16-33TEAM RECORD27-21

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Hawks try to run the Hornets off the court at Philips Arena in pro hoops action.

The Hawks sit at 27-21 (20-26-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hornets are currently 16-33 (27-22 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Atlanta is 24-23-1 OU, and New Orleans is 26-23 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The Hornets were listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 193.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Hawks and the No. 26-ranked Hornets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-92 result in favor of the Hawks.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 96.5 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 16 at 97.8 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, more than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.4 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

New Orleans won its last outing, a 93-84 result against the Suns on February 6. The Hornets covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 177 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New Orleans earned a 93-84 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Greivis Vasquez at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 103-92 winner at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (195) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Memphis was victimized for 22 points and 13 assists by Jeff Teague as the Hawks defeated the Grizzlies 103-92 in NBA action on Wednesday.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Hornets at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New Orleans's last 13 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta's last 13 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games

Next up:
New Orleans at Toronto, Sunday, February 10
Atlanta at Dallas, Monday, February 11

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