Hornets vs Hawks Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, December 16, 2022

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The Charlotte Hornets (7-21) host the Atlanta Hawks (14-15), with the matchup tipping off at 7:00 PM ET from Spectrum Center on Friday, December 16, 2022. The Hornets are 3-point favorites in the game. The matchup’s over/under is set at 240.5.

How to bet Hornets vs. Hawks

Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with bookmakers listing the Hornets as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Hornets have -149 odds to pick up the win, while the Hawks are listed at +126 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 240.5 points.

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Hornets vs. Hawks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSE
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Arena: Spectrum Center

Hornets vs. Hawks Betting Trends

The Hornets have played 28 games, with 12 wins against the spread. Charlotte has been victorious in three of the seven contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Hornets have hit the over in 51.7% of their opportunities this year (15 times in 29 games with a set point total).

The Hawks have 11 wins against the spread in 29 games this year. Atlanta has gone 4-9 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 30.8% of those games). Hawks games this year have hit the over on 17 of 29 set point totals (58.6%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Hornets

Hornets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Terry Rozier 20 22.4 4.9 5.5 0.7 0.2 2.7
Kelly Oubre Jr. 28 21.1 5.3 1.2 1.7 0.4 2.4
LaMelo Ball 4 20.3 3 8 0.8 0.3 3.8
Gordon Hayward 11 16.3 4.3 4.4 0.6 0.3 1.5
P.J. Washington 28 15 4.7 2.4 0.8 1 1.8

Hawks

Hawks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Trae Young 26 26.8 2.8 9.9 0.7 0.2 2
Bogdan Bogdanovic 6 17.8 3.5 2.3 0.5 0.2 3.7
De’Andre Hunter 24 15.5 3.9 1.2 0.3 0.1 1.5
AJ Griffin 25 10.3 2.1 0.9 1 0.1 1.6
Onyeka Okongwu 28 8.1 6.5 0.9 0.6 0.7 0
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Hornets: Gordon Hayward: Questionable (Shoulder), Mark Williams: Out (Ankle), Dennis Smith: Out (Ankle), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)

Hawks: Clint Capela: Out (Calf), Dejounte Murray: Out (Ankle), John Collins: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte’s offense, which ranks 25th in the league with 110.3 points per game, has performed better than its fourth-worst defense (117.1 points allowed per game). Offensively, the Hornets score 108.9 points per game at home, compared to 111.6 points per game on the road. The Hornets’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, racking up 111.7 points per contest compared to the 110.3 they’ve averaged this year.

Charlotte has been coming up short in terms of threes this year, ranking fifth-worst in the NBA in treys made per game (10.4) and fourth-worst in three-point percentage (32.3%). The Hornets have taken 65.4% two-pointers and 34.6% from beyond the arc this season. Of the team’s baskets, 74.8% are two-pointers and 25.2% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks

Offensively Atlanta is the 15th-ranked team in the NBA (113.5 points per game). On defense it is 19th (115.3 points allowed per game). The Hawks are scoring more points at home (113.6 per game) than on the road (113.5). While the Hawks are scoring 113.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their previous 10 games, tallying 111 points per contest.

Beyond the arc, Atlanta is second-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (9.9). And it is second-worst in 3-point percentage at 32.2%. The Hawks take 66.8% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 33.2% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 76.9% of the Hawks’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 23.1% are 3-pointers.

Hornets vs. Hawks Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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