Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets Betting on Basketball Lines
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Players betting on basketball this evening can wager on a thrilling Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets matchup. Both teams are having disappointing seasons, but there’s no doubt the Hornets are slightly better off. Let’s take a look at what the 2 team parlay odds are predicting for this evening’s matchup.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets – Friday, January 26th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NBA League Pass
Betting on Basketball Lines:
Atlanta Hawks +6 ½ (-110) 210 (-110) +220
Charlotte Hornets -6 ½ (-110) 210 (-110) -260
The Hawks fly into this evening’s pairing sporting a meager 14-33 record that ties them with the Orlando Magic for dead last in the Southeast Division as well as the Eastern Conference. Surprisingly enough, the Hawks entered this year’s season riding a 10 year postseason appearance streak. Nevertheless, with the way things are going, it looks like that streak will be coming to a screeching halt come June. In regards to this evening’s contest, the betting on basketball odds are pegging the Hawks as the underdog. That’s understandable however, since they’re 1-2 in their last 3 betting on basketball matchups. Which way should online sportsbook bettors wager in this evening’s Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets contest?
Considering the odds available on the Atlanta Hawks, placing some small action on them isn’t a terrible idea. Atlanta undoubtedly has enough talent on their team, they just need a little motivation to light a fire under their rear ends. Facing a conference rival, and an inter-city rival at that, should be more than enough reason. Likewise, taking Atlanta on the spread is a decent option as well since the Hawks are 25-20-2 ATS this season. For comparison, the Hornets are 19-24-3 against the spread this season. Neither team has had much luck against the over/under line this season, so that’s the last line you want to take. To help clarify; the Hawks have a 22-24-1 record against the over/under line while the Hawks are 21-25 against the totals line. Having said that, it’s clear that taking the upset line is the way to go.
The Hornets buzz into this Friday night pairing with a 19-27 record that ranks them 3rd in the Southeast Division. Furthermore, Charlotte currently sits at the No. 11 spot in the Eastern Conference. At the present moment, the Hornets are 5 games behind the 8th seeded Milwaukee Bucks. With that in mind, it’s clear that Charlotte can still vie for a spot in this year’s postseason. Overall, the Hornets have made the playoffs once out of the last three years, so there’s no real reason to expect them to make it this year. All in all, how does Charlotte match up against Atlanta?
They say the proof is in the pudding and it’s clear that Charlotte has the upper hand this evening. Offensively, the Hornets are scoring 105.6 points to the Hawks’ 103.3. Likewise, the Hornets also have the better defense. Charlotte allots 105.7 defensively while Atlanta gives up 107.5. Additionally, both teams have one players sitting out for this evening’s action. Specifically, DeAndre’ Bembry will be out for the Hawks while Cody Zeller will be sidelined for Charlotte.