Both teams will be on back to backs when the 7-14 Charlotte Bobcats will travel to face the 13-6 Atlanta Hawks in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Atlanta is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass.
The current NBA odds in this pro basketball game has the home team Atlanta Hawks favored by -10 ½ points with an over under line of 193 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds opened up in this game.
This will be the third meeting of the season between these two clubs. Atlanta has won both games with each team covering the spread in their road game. The game held in Atlanta was won by the Hawks 94-91 as a -9 point favorite on November 28th. Charlotte after a promising start to the season has lost nine straight games. They come off the 100-94 home defeat last night to the LA Clippers as a +8 point underdog. The game landed under 200 ½ points. The Bobcats defense has gone south as the club has allowed over 100 points in seven straight games. The team now ranks 29th in scoring defense by allowing 103 points a game. Kemba Walker leads the team with 17 points a game.
The Atlanta Hawks have won four of their past five games. They bounce back from a Monday night loss to Miami with the 86-80 road win last night against the Orlando Magic as a -6 point betting favorite. The game went under 189 ½ points. The Hawks defense was solid liming the Magic to 34 first half points and 38% shooting. Defense has been excellent for the Hawks as the club allows just 93 points a game good for 5th in the league. Josh Smith leads the club with 17 points a game. Al Horford was battling injuries last season and played in only 11 games last year. The Hawks center averages 16 points and 53% shooting on the season.