Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks 12/5/2021 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks 12/5/2021 – The short-handed Charlotte Hornets are facing tough times and they hope to find something good for the next few weeks. The Atlanta Hawks will be their next opponents as both teams face each other this Sunday, December 5. The game starts at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Bally Sports SE-ATL will be putting the game live on television while the online live stream can be seen through an NBA League Pass subscription. The Atlanta Hawks having the home-court advantage is forecasted in NBA game odds to defeat the Charlotte Hornets.
Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks 12/5/2021
Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks 12/5/2021 Betting Odds
Charlotte Hornets Betting
The Charlotte Hornets are on a three-game losing streak and things are starting to get worse after a number of their best players contracted COVID-19. The four players that will miss the game will be Mason Plumlee, Terry Rozier, LaMelo Ball and Jaden McDaniels. They are now tied with the Boston Celtics for the seventh-best record in the NBA Eastern Conference standings at 13-11 while the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks are behind them by just half a game. Gordon Hayward, Kelly Oubre Jr. and PJ Washington are expected to step up while Ish Smith should be elevated to the starting point guard position.
Players to watch: L. Ball PG 24 GP 24 GS 33.3 MIN 20 PTS 1.5 OR 6.2 DR 7.7 REB 8.3 AST 1.9 STL 0.4 BLK 3.3 TO 3.1 PF 2.5 AST/TO 21.68 PER
M. Bridges SF 24 GP 24 GS 36.2 MIN 19.9 PTS 1.3 OR 6.1 DR 7.5 REB 3.1 AST 1.2 STL 1 BLK 1.8 TO 2.7 PF 1.7 AST/TO 17.65 PER
T. Rozier SG 19 GP 19 GS 32.9 MIN 17.7 PTS 0.6 OR 2.9 DR 3.5 REB 3.6 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO 1.4 PF 2.6 AST/TO 16.79 PER.
Atlanta Hawks Betting
The Atlanta Hawks currently have a record of 12-11 and a win here against the Charlotte Hornets will help them go up to at least 8th place in the NBA Eastern Conference standings. They have been slipping recently as they lost two or their last three games. The Hawks’ most recent matchup was against the Philadelphia 76ers and lost by only 2 points, 96-98. Trae Young had a double-double of 25 points and 10 assists against the Sixers while John Collins and Danilo Gallinari each had 18. Kevin Huerter has been filling in for Bogdan Bogdanovic who is currently on the injured list.
Players to Watch: T. Young PG 22 GP 22 GS 34 MIN 26.3 PTS 0.6 OR 3.2 DR 3.8 REB 9.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.1 BLK 3.8 TO 1.7 PF 2.4 AST/TO 25.99 PER
J. Collins PF 22 GP 22 GS 32.2 MIN 16.5 PTS 1.7 OR 6 DR 7.7 REB 2.2 AST 0.8 STL 1.4 BLK 1 TO 2.8 PF 2.1 AST/TO 22.11 PER
C. Capela C 22 GP 22 GS 29.8 MIN 11.9 PTS 3.9 OR 8.6 DR 12.5 REB 1.3 AST 1 STL 1.5 BLK 0.6 TO 2.5 PF 2.2 AST/TO 22.68 PER.
Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks 12/5/2021 Betting Numbers
Charlotte are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
Atlanta are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
Mason Plumlee C COVID-19 is out indefinitely
Bogdan Bogdanovic SG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Picks
The Charlotte Hornets are missing most of their core players and that is why the Atlanta Hawks are the favorites in the best online sportsbook to win this game. It is just hard to envision a short-handed Hornets upsetting the Hawks.
Moneyline: The Hornets as the underdogs have an ML of +114 if they pull an upset while the Hawks are +115.
ATS: Four points are found in the ATS for this game with the Hawks getting the +4 while the Hornets are on the other side with -4.
TOTALs: The total pegged for this matchup is set at 227.5 points with the Hornets going over and the Hawks are under.
Score Prediction: 106 – 102, Hawks