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Hawks visit Hornets in hoops battle

Atlanta HawksNew Orleans Hornets
Jan 29, 7:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

14-6TEAM RECORD4-15

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Sunday when the Hawks of Atlanta hit the hard court against the Hornets of New Orleans.

The Hornets are 4-15 so far on the season, and 10-9 ATS vs. the number. The Hawks, meanwhile, are 14-6 and 10-9-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Orleans go 7-12 and the Hawks go 9-10-1 on the totals.

View Atlanta vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
New Orleans opened as 3.5-point underdogs, while the NBA total was set at 175 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Hornets) and the No. 4 (Hawks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-89 result in favor of the Hawks is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 87.8 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 9 at 92.2 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 43.8% so far, less than the Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.2 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 107-101 winner on the road against the Pistons. They earned a push of the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (208) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Joe Johnson went off for 30 points and added 5 rebounds leading Atlanta to a 107-101 win over Detroit on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

New Orleans won its last outing, a 93-67 result against the Magic on January 27. The Hornets covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 160 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New Orleans cruised to victory on Friday, running Orlando out of the gym and running up a 93-67 score at New Orleans Arena.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Hawks at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing New Orleans
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 13 games on the road
Atlanta is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 8 games at home
New Orleans is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Toronto, Tuesday, January 31
New Orleans at Miami, Monday, January 30

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