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Hawks face Bobcats: NBA odds preview

Atlanta HawksCharlotte Bobcats
29-35March 17, 2014, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena33-34

The Bobcats hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Monday as the Hawks pay a visit to Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA betting action.

The Bobcats sit at 33-34 (38-27-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hawks are currently 29-35 (28-35-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Charlotte is 31-34-2 OU, and Atlanta is 37-26-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Bobcats as -4-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 200, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

This game pits the Bobcats, currently No. 14 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hawks, who rate No. 27 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 93-91 victory for the Bobcats.

The Hawks were a 97-92 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. Atlanta got 24 points and 11 rebounds from Paul Millsap en route to a 97-92 victory over Denver on Saturday at Philips Arena.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 101-92 winner as they battled the Bucks on the road. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 193 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Charlotte got 21 points from Kemba Walker en route to a 101-92 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 28 in the league with 39.95 per game. That compares with Charlotte’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Charlotte is the NBA’s No. 27-ranked team at 6.03 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 1 with 9.66 per contest.

Next up:
Atlanta home to Toronto, Tuesday, March 18th
Charlotte at Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 19th