The NBA is set up with a great day of action throughout April 11. Ten games are up on the board throughout Sunday. One of these games will be between the Atlanta Hawks and the Charlotte Hornets. These two teams have been strong throughout this season, which should lead to a good game in this one. This matchup will tip off at around 1:00 PM Eastern time.
Atlanta has earned a record of 28-25 throughout this season, which has them sitting in a tie for fourth place of the Eastern Conference. The Hawks are coming off a win in their last game and have won five of their last six. Atlanta will look to move up the standings with a win in this one. I expect the Hawks to come out fast in this one as they look for an important win.
The Hornets have put up a record of 27-24 to this point in the season, which has them sitting in the tie for fourth place of the Eastern Conference. Charlotte has won back to back games entering this one. The Hornets will look to build some space on Atlanta with a win in this one. Charlotte will look to keep up their promising season in this one.
These two teams have been strong in the East this season and are looking to snag full control of the fourth seed with a win in this one. Both teams are four and a half games back on the Milwaukee Bucks for the third seed and will look to close that gap as well in this one. I expect both teams to try and set the pace early in this one as they look for an important win.
The Hawks and the Hornets have met up twice so far this season. Atlanta hosted the first game of the season series on January 6. John Collins dropped 23 points and 11 rebounds. Kevin Huerter added 19 points off the bench, which was not enough. Gordon Hayward finished with 44 points, while Devonte’ Graham and Terry Rozier both scored 14. Charlotte was able to earn a 102-94 win on the road.
Charlotte hosted the second game of the season series on January 9. Cam Reddish dropped 21 points, while De’Andre Hunter scored 20. Once again the Hawks came up short though. Terry Rozier finished with 23 points and P.J. Washington scored 22 points. LaMelo Ball earned 22 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists as the Hornets earned a 113-105 win.
These two teams met up early in the season, with the Hornets earning a win in both games. Charlotte was able to put up strong performances in both games to hold Trae Young pretty quiet. The Hornets are without LaMelo Ball in this one though and will need someone to step up in his absence. Both teams will look to start out strong in this one as they try and grab the win.
Field Goal Shooting
Atlanta has been solid shooting the ball throughout this season. The Hawks have shot around 46.4 percent from the field this season, which is 17th in the league. Atlanta has also made 37.1 percent of their shots from deep, which is 11th in the NBA. The Hawks have drained around 81.4 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 5th in the league.
The Hornets have struggled a bit shooting the ball so far this season. Charlotte has been able to make around 45.8 percent of their shots from the field, which is 21st in the NBA. The Hornets are shooting 37.9 percent from behind the arc, which is 8th in the league. Charlotte has sunk 77.5 percent from the charity stripe, which is 17th in the NBA.
The Hawks have a slight edge shooting the ball in this one. Atlanta has also been a bit better on special teams. The Hawks have held their opponents to a 46 percent from the field, which is 11th in the NBA. Charlotte has allowed opposing teams to make 46.7 percent of their shots from the field, which is 16th in the league. These two teams will look to step up on defense in this one.
Trae Young has been the leader for this Hawks team this season. Young is averaging 25.5 points and 9.5 assists per game this season. Clint Capela has averaged 15 points and 14 rebounds per game. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 13.5 points, while Bogdan Bogdanovic and Lou Williams have both averaged 12.5 points per game. Kevin Huerter rounds out the lineup, averaging 11.5 points per game.
Terry Rozier has led Charlotte throughout this season. Rozier has averaged 20.5 points per game. Devonte’ Graham is averaging 14 points per game. P.J. Washington has averaged 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Miles Bridges is averaging 10.5 points per game to help round out this lineup on Sunday afternoon.
These two teams are limping a bit into this game. Atlanta is without John Collins, De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish. The Hornets are missing Gordon Hayward, LaMelo Ball and Malik Monk in this one as well. Both teams will look for players to step up in this one as they look for a win. If either team can get going early on Sunday, it could be enough for the win.
The Hawks lost the first two games of the season series to Charlotte, but I think they can bounce back in this one. The Hornets are without LaMelo Ball and Gordon Hayward, who have both played a huge role in Charlotte’s success. Atlanta has shot the ball a bit better and defended stronger this season and I think they can bounce back against the Hornets in this one.
BetOnline has the Hawks listed as a -3 ½ against the spread in this one. This gives a solid edge to Atlanta on the road in this one. I think that this line is right with how the Hawks have played as of late. Atlanta also has more depth to fight through these injuries. I like the value on the Hawks to earn a solid win on the road in this one.