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NBA odds preview - Hawks vs. Bobcats

Atlanta HawksCharlotte Bobcats
April 7, 8:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

33-23TEAM RECORD7-46

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Hawks travelling to Charlotte Saturday to face the Bobcats on Saturday.

The Bobcats sport records of 7-46 and 20-32-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Hawks sit at 33-23 and 29-24-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 25-27-1 for the Bobcats and 24-30-2 for the Hawks.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Hawks before tip-off in this one will find them as 9-point favorites, while the total sits at 187.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 13-rated Hawks taking on the No. 30-rated Bobcats in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-82 win for the Hawks on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 88 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 5 at 93.1 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.7 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 101-96 winner at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Jeff Teague scored 24 points and chipped in with 11 assists for Atlanta on Friday, leading the Hawks to a 101-96 victory over Detroit at Philips Arena.

In their last action, Charlotte was a 95-90 loser on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bobcats got a terrific 31-point performance from Byron Mullens but Milwaukee handed them a 95-90 defeat on Friday at Bradley Center.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Hawks at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Charlotte is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Charlotte's last 13 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at Boston, Wednesday, April 11
Charlotte home to Washington, Monday, April 9

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