Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Hornets 1/21/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Hornets 1/21/23
Sat 21st January 2023

The Atlanta Hawks (24-22, 13-9 Home) will be looking to prolong their winning streak when they play host to the Charlotte Hornets (12-34, 7-18 Away) on Saturday. Charlotte beat the Houston Rockets 122-117 at Toyota Center on Wednesday.

With 26 points, Terry Rozier was the scoring leader. Mason Plumlee added 17 points and nine rebounds. The Hornets are 14th in the Eastern Conference.

Atlanta is playing on back-to-back days after winning their fifth in a row yesterday at State Farm Arena, beating the New York Knicks 139-124.

Dejounte Murray had 29 points, 12 assists, and six rebounds to lead the team. The Hawks are eighth in the Eastern Conference. This is the last meeting of the season between the teams. Charlotte and Atlanta have split their two matchups this season.

The Hawks won the last meeting, beating the Hornets 125-106 at Spectrum Center in December 2022. Trae Young led the Hawks with 31 points and nine assists. LaMelo Ball had 27 points in the losing effort.

Rozier and Kelly Oubre Jr., averaging 21.0 and 20.2 points per game, respectively, have led the Hornets in scoring this season. Rozier also has dished 5.3 assists per game. Meanwhile, Plumlee is grabbing 9.8 rebounds per game.

Young has supplied much of the Hawks’ offense, averaging 27.1 points per game. Young also has distributed 9.7 assists per game, third-most in the NBA. John Collins has collected 7.8 rebounds per game.

The Hornets are 6-4 in the last 10 games at State Farm Arena. Meanwhile, the Hawks are 2-4 when playing two days in a row this season and 2-2 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest.

The Hornets are 1-3 with a rest advantage.In the last 10 games, Charlotte is 2-8 with an average margin of -6.8 (115.7-122.5). Atlanta has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 120.9 points per game on average while holding opponents to 118.5 (+2.4 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Mason Plumlee: 16.4 | 11.5 | +4.9
Rebounds per game:
Nick Richards: 3.5 | 5.8 | -2.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Dejounte Murray: 26.4 | 20.8 | +5.6
Bogdan Bogdanovic: 9.5 | 15.4 | -5.9
Rebounds per game:
Onyeka Okongwu: 9.6 | 7.5 | +2.1
Clint Capela: 7.0 | 11.4 | -4.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Atlanta Hawks -7.5 (-110)

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