Hawks vs. Hornets Free NBA Pick, Latest Odds – January 26

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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, January 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 8 point favorites.

The Hawks head into this matchup with a mark of 14-33. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 103.3 points per contest while giving up 107.5 per game. The Hornets have an overall mark of 19-27. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per contest and giving up 105.7, which is a point differential of -0.1.

Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends

The Atlanta Hawks are 25-20-2 against the spread

The Atlanta Hawks are 22-25-0 against the over/under

Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends

The Charlotte Hornets are 19-24-3 against the spread

The Charlotte Hornets are 21-24-1 against the over/under

Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries

No key injuries to report

Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries

12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely

Player Spotlight

Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 12.2 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.

Player Spotlight

Dwight Howard averages 15.6 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 12.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 53%. Kemba Walker averages 21.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.

Useful Team Statistics

Atlanta averages 103.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.13 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.5 per game. The Hawks allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.

Useful Team Statistics

Charlotte is 14th in the league with 105.6 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.11. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 20.7. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Hornets surrender 105.7 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.

Advanced Statistics

The Hawks are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 6th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Atlanta is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.

Advanced Statistics

Charlotte is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Hornets are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 30th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.

Take Atlanta +8 over Charlotte (Friday, Jan 26 7PM TV – FSCR/FSSE)

Your free NBA prediction for Friday, January 26th is on the Atlanta Hawks +8 on the road over the Charlotte Hornets. The Hawks are coming off an embarrassing home loss to the Toronto Raptors and after beating the Jazz by 14-points at home on Monday. The Hawks are 7-1 against the spread in their last 8 games after a loss by more than 10 points, and they are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games after failing to cover the spread in their previous game. The Hawks also have the revenge factor here after losing to the Hornets on the road back in October, despite leading 56-49 at the half. The Hawks are 25-10 ATS in their last 35 games after a double-digit loss at home, and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games after a loss. The Hornets are just 8-19-1 ATS in their last 28 games when playing a team with a win rate below .400, and they are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games overall. Play the Atlanta Hawks +8 and get more predictions on every NBA game daily at Doc’s Sports

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