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Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks Predictions, Picks, Odds

The Eastern Conference Play-In Tournament will resume on Wednesday night with a highly anticipated elimination game between the Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks. Coverage begins from State Farm Arena in Atlanta at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Score Prediction

Hawks 119, Hornets 109

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Hawks -5 (-110) at DraftKings

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Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks Predictions

After finishing 10th in the East with a record of 33-39 SU last year, Charlotte bounced back with a surprisingly strong start to this season, as the Hornets opened with an impressive 26-20 SU and 29-17 ATS run – while ranking second in the league and scoring 114.4 PPG and sixth in offensive efficiency across that span (114.4 PPG, 1.093 OE).

However, Charlotte’s defense was virtually nonexistent in the closing months of the season, considering the Hornets enter the Play-In Tournament riding a lackluster 17-19 SU and 16-18-2 ATS skid – while generating 116.3 OPPG and surrendering 115.8 DPPG during that timeframe.

On the other hand, Atlanta posted a surprisingly poor start to the season, as the Hawks kicked things off with a frustrating 16-25 SU and 14-27 ATS skid – despite getting tagged as favorites in 25 of those matchups.

Atlanta has played solid, yet inconsistent basketball since mid-January though, considering the Hawks closed out the regular season with a sturdy 27-14 SU and 23-19 ATS run – while yielding lofty averages of 116.3 OPPG and 113.3 DPPG across that window.

I’ll back Atlanta here, as the Hawks enter the Play-In Tournament riding an impressive 7-2 SU and ATS run, while tallying 123 OPPG and allowing just 113.4 DPPG during that span – likely serving as a difficult road task for a Hornets squad that’s surrendering 117.3 DPPG across their latest 6-4 SU stretch.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks Betting Odds

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Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Southeast
  • Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
  • Venue: State Farm Arena
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Charlotte Hornets Betting Analysis

  • SU: 43-39
  • ATS: 37-45
  • O/U: 43-39

After last year’s underwhelming 33-39 SU showing, Charlotte immediately bounced back with a red-hot start to this season, as the Hornets opened with a surprisingly solid 26-20 SU and 29-17 ATS run – despite getting tagged as underdogs in 34 of those matchups.

However, Charlotte’s defense was incredibly inconsistent down the homestretch, considering the Hornets enter Wednesday riding a lackluster 17-19 SU skid – while surrendering 115+ PTS to their opponent in nearly half of those contests (20).

Atlanta Hawks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 51-29
  • ATS: 40-36-4
  • O/U: 34-44-2

The Hawks were inevitably cursed with lofty expectations after last year’s impressive Eastern Conference Finals run; however, Atlanta struggled miserably out of the gate, as Atlanta dropped 26-of-41 matchups to start the season, despite getting tagged as underdogs in just 15 of those contests.

The Hawks have been on quite the rollercoaster since New Year’s Day though, considering Atlanta is 27-14 SU and 23-19 ATS across their last 41 games – despite averaging a lofty 116.3 OPPG during that timeframe.

The Hawks are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games. (Getty Images)

Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks Head-to-Head

The Hornets won two of three regular-season matchups against Atlanta last year, with all three contests staying under the total at an average of 206.7 PPG. However, Atlanta and Charlotte split a four-game set 2-2 SU this season, with three of those matchups staying under the total at an average of 215.3 PPG – while one affair soared over with a score of 130-127 (O 225).

Key Players to Watch

  • CHA: LaMelo Ball - PG (20.1 PPG, 6.6 REB, 7.6 AST)
  • CHA: Miles Bridges - PF (20.3 PPG, 7 REB, 3.7 AST)
  • ATL: Trae Young - PG (28.4 PPG, 3.7 REB, 9.7 AST)
  • ATL: Clint Capela - C (11 PPG, 11.8 REB, 1.2 BLK)

Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks Betting Conclusion

After extending their win streak to three games with a blowout victory over Washington on the final day of the regular season, the Hornets hit the road for Wednesday’s contest as short underdogs against the Hawks at State Farm Arena – marking the seventh time Charlotte has been an underdog across their last ten games.

I’ll back Atlanta here, as Charlotte closed out the regular season with a relatively bumpy 6-4 SU and ATS stretch, while tallying 117.9 OPPG and surrendering 117.3 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for an unfavorable road matchup against a Hawks squad that’s averaging 123 OPPG across their latest 7-2 SU, ATS run.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends

  • The Hawks are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games.
  • The Hornets are 6-3 ATS in their last nine games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the last five Hawks' games.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the last six Hornets' games.
  • The Hornets are 4-3 ATS in their last seven matchups against Atlanta.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the last seven matchups between Charlotte and Atlanta.
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