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Atlanta HawksNew Orleans Hornets
Jan 1, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

19-10TEAM RECORD7-23

New Orleans Arena features an NBA battle between the host New Orleans Hornets and the visiting Atlanta Hawks in betting action on Tuesday.

The Hornets sport records of 7-23 and 15-15 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Hawks sit at 19-10 and 12-16-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-14 for the Hornets and 15-13-1 for the Hawks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Hornets, currently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hawks, who rate No. 13 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-90 victory for the Hawks.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 25-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 23-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 16 in the league with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 8.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.2 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 123-104 result against the Rockets on December 31. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 227 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Hawks endured a 123-104 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Monday, despite a 21-point effort from Lou Williams at Toyota Center.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 98-95 winner on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for OVER bettors. New Orleans earned a 98-95 victory over Charlotte on Saturday, getting 24 points from Eric Gordon at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Charlotte are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

A few Hawks at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing New Orleans
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
New Orleans is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 10 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at Detroit, Friday, January 4
New Orleans at Houston, Wednesday, January 2