Charlotte vs. Atlanta
Charlotte vs. Atlanta,
02/09/2019 19:30 EDT,
Score: 129 - 120
Point Spread: -2½/-106 Charlotte
10-Unit Play #523 Take Charlotte over Atlanta (7:30 p.m. EST, Saturday Feb. 9)
We think that this line is a couple points too short tonight. Atlanta has played much better than expected this season but the Hornets are a much better ballclub, and they should be able to win this one comfortably. The Hornets come in off two straight losses, to much better teams, so they won’t take this game for granted tonight. They have covered in five of the last seven matchups in this series, so they match up well here. Atlanta is 2-8 ATS at home against teams that have a sub-.500 record, so they normally underwhelm in situations like this. The Hornets are just a game up in the Eastern Conference playoff picture and they need to win games like this to keep their playoff standing. This is the easiest game of their current four-game road trip. This team isn’t very good on the road. But they know they need to beat bad opponents like this on the road, and we think they will put their best foot forward tonight.