Hawks vs Hornets Picks and Odds
Trae Younger and the Hawks are in Charlotte to tackle the Hornets Sunday. (Photograph by Peter Joneleit/Icon Sportswire)
- The Atlanta Hawks are two-point street favorites over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday
- The Hawks have received 5 of their final six video games general and eight of their final 12 on the street
- The percentages for Hawks-Hornets together with evaluation and a decide will be discovered under
Two groups jockeying for home-floor benefit within the first spherical of the playoffs meet when the Charlotte Hornets host the Atlanta Hawks at 1pm ET Sunday on the Spectrum Heart.
The Hornets are fourth within the Japanese Convention with a 27-24 document and the Hawks are fifth at 28-25. The highest 4 finishers open the postseason at house.
The Hawks have received 5 of their final six video games general and eight of their final 12 on the street. The Hornets are available off back-to-back wins.
Hawks vs Hornets Odds
|Staff||Moneyline||Unfold at FanDuel||Complete|
|Atlanta Hawks||-132||-2 (-114)||Over 218.5 (-110)|
|Charlotte Hornets||+112||+2 (-106)||Underneath 218.5 (-110)|
Odds as of April 10
Younger Provides Hawks Increase
Trae Younger’s 42 factors and 9 assists led the Hawks to a 120-108 victory over the visiting Chicago Bulls on Friday night time as 2.5-point favorites.
It was Younger’s second-highest scoring output of the season and his fourth recreation with not less than 40 factors. The Hawks wanted all of the factors Younger might muster as Zach LaVine scored 50 for the Bulls.
.@TheTraeYoung has 16 40-point contests in his profession. ❄️
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 11, 2021
Clint Capela and Danilo Gallinari mixed for 42 factors after sitting out the Hawks’ earlier recreation, a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Capela had Achilles’ soreness and Gallinari had an ankle damage.
Capela scored 22 factors on 10-of-12 taking pictures and grabbed 10 rebounds. It was his thirty fourth double-double of the season. Gallinari added 20 factors off the bench.
The Hawks shot 56% (47-of-84) from the sector regardless of connecting on simply 7-of-27 (25.9%) makes an attempt from three-point vary.
TONY SNELL CALLED GAME 🔥 pic.twitter.com/h8P8f2D9ir
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 12, 2021
Whereas Capela and Gallinari returned to motion, reserve guard Tony Snell sprained his proper ankle and can miss Sunday’s recreation.
The Hawks are additionally with out John Collins (left ankle sprain), Cam Reddish (proper Achilles’ soreness) and De’Andre Hunter (proper knee soreness).
Hornets Take Benefit
All 5 starters scored not less than 18 factors Friday to guide the Hornets to a 127-119 street victory over the depleted Milwaukee Bucks as three-point favorites. The Bucks have been lacking all 5 starters due to damage and the Hornets completed a 4-2 street journey.
Miles Bridges’ season-high 26 factors topped the Hornets. It was his fifth recreation of 20 or extra factors this 12 months.
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) April 10, 2021
Devonte Graham and Terry Rozier scored 20 factors apiece. Graham made 6-of-12 pictures from past the arc and had three steals.
Jalen McDaniels completed with 19 factors, six rebounds and 5 assists. That efficiency got here after McDaniels scored a career-best 21 factors Wednesday night time in a win over the Thunder at Oklahoma Metropolis.
PJ Washington added 18 factors. Cody Zeller notched his sixth double with 10 factors and 12 rebounds because the Hornets held a 49-35 edge on the boards.
PJ WASHINGTON OVER KD 👀 pic.twitter.com/HxoykEs7o3
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 28, 2020
Just like the Hawks, the Hornets have damage points. They’re lacking three key gamers in LaMelo Bell (damaged proper wrist), Gordon Hayward (sprained proper foot) and Malik Monk (sprained proper ankle).
Hornets Pull Two Upsets
The groups performed twice in a four-day span earlier this season and the Hornets pulled upsets in each. Charlotte received 102-94 on Jan. 6 at Atlanta as a 6-point underdog, then 113-105 at house as a 5-point canine.
A lot of the Hornets’ success towards the Hawks got here from stopping Younger, who’s 14th within the NBA with a 25.1 scoring common. He had 22 factors mixed within the two losses.
Hayward scored 44 factors for the Hornets within the first matchup whereas Collins completed with 23 factors and 11 rebounds for the Hawks. Charlotte shot simply 37.6% (32-of-85). The Hawks have been barely worse at 37.5% (36-of-96).
Within the second recreation, Rozier topped the Hornets with 23 factors and Washington had 22 factors, seven rebounds and 6 blocked pictures. Cam Reddish scored 21 factors off the bench for the Hawks, who shot 38.2% (34-of-89).
It’s arduous to think about the Hornets shutting Younger down thrice in a row, although, particularly with how nicely the Hawks have been enjoying these days.
Choose: Hawks -2 (-114)
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