NBA odds preview - Hawks vs. Bobcats
Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds
The Bobcats will be trying to slam the Hawks on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA betting action.
Charlotte will face the 23-18 Hawks, who own a 16-23-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bobcats are 20-20-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hawks are 19-21-1 favoring the OVER.
For bettors going with the Bobcats in this one, they were listed earlier as 6-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 194.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Bobcats and the No. 17-ranked Hawks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-89 result in favor of the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 27 in the league with 40.4 per game. That compares with Charlotte’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Charlotte is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 4 with 8.7 per contest.
Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.4 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.
The Hawks were a 104-96 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Timberwolves. They earned a push of the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (200) made winners of OVER bettors. Atlanta got 28 points and 10 rebounds from Al Horford en route to a 104-96 victory over Minnesota on Monday at Philips Arena.
The Bobcats were a 100-94 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (194) made winners of UNDER bettors. Charlotte got 35 points from Kemba Walker en route to a 100-94 loss at the hands of Charlotte on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Hawks at Bobcats trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Charlotte's last 9 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games
Charlotte is 8-16 ATS in its last 24 games
Atlanta home to Boston, Friday, January 25
Charlotte home to Minnesota, Saturday, January 26