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Hawks host Bobcats in basketball action

Charlotte BobcatsAtlanta Hawks
14-16December 28, 2013, 07:30 | Philips Arena16-13

Charlotte travels to Atlanta on Saturday, hoping to boost its 14-16 mark with a victory over the Hawks.

The Bobcats will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 18-11-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Hawks are 17-12 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Charlotte is 10-19-1 on the totals; Atlanta is 18-10-1.

View Charlotte Bobcats vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

The Hawks - Bobcats odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 11 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bobcats sit at No. 23. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 92-89 win for the Hawks.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were an 89-85 loser as they battled the Thunder at home. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 174 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Bobcats got 18 points from Kemba Walker, but it was Oklahoma City that prevailed in an 89-85 final on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Atlanta was a 127-125 winner in its last match on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 252 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Jeff Teague went off for 34 points and added 3 rebounds leading Atlanta to a 127-125 win over Cleveland on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 103.17 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 3 at 93.4 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 47.07% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 42.19% per game.

Next up:
Charlotte at Utah, Monday, December 30th
Atlanta at Orlando, Sunday, December 29th