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Bobcats open as NBA underdog vs Hawks

Atlanta HawksCharlotte Bobcats
3-3November 11, 2013, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena3-3

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Monday when the Hawks of Atlanta hit the hard court against the Bobcats of Charlotte.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bobcats currently sport a record of 3-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-2-1 ATS. The Hawks are 3-3 and 4-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bobcats post a 3-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hawks have gone 5-1 against the number.

View Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Bobcats sat as 3.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 194.5.

This game pits the Bobcats, currently No. 30 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hawks, who rate No. 19 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 93-86 victory for the Hawks.

Atlanta was a 104-94 winner in its last match at home against the Magic. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 198 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Hawks got 19 points from Jeff Teague as Atlanta ran past Orlando 104-94 on Saturday at Philips Arena.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 101-91 loser as they battled the Knicks at home. The Bobcats failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 192 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Bobcats wasted a 25-point performance from Kemba Walker as New York ran past them 101-91 on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 24 in the league with 40.5 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. 30-ranked team at 4.17 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 11 with 8.17 per contest.

Next up:
Atlanta at New York, Wednesday, November 13th
Charlotte at Boston, Wednesday, November 13th