Power Sports' 10* DIVISION TOTAL OF THE MONTH ~ 100% LAST MONTH!
Charlotte vs. Atlanta,
02/09/2019 19:30 EDT,
Score: 129 - 120
Total: -110/+229½ Under
10* Under Hornets/Hawks (7:35 ET): The Hornets have played 11 games this season with a total of 230 points or higher. Ten of them have resulted in Unders. The previous two seasons had no such games. So a benchmark of sorts has been established for this team when betting totals. Their last game was really low scoring as they lost to Dallas by a score of 99-93. Up next is a date in Atlanta and while the Hawks are one of the worst defensive teams in the league, I look for the Under pattern to continue here. The Hawks only scored 101 in their last game, a blowout loss to Toronto.
Despite being division rivals, these teams haven't met since late November. The last meeting had a similar O/U line and easily stayed Under as Charlotte prevailed 108-94. The Hawks and Hornets combined to go 15 of 64 from three-point range and Atlanta shot just 34.4% overall. Maybe the shooting won't be that poor this time around, but I still wouldn't expect this to turn into a shootout. The Hawks are bottom five in the league in offensive efficiency while Charlotte is in the bottom third in pace of play. Two of the three meetings in November stayed Under.
Atlanta managed only 33 points in the second half vs. Toronto on Thursday, thus they blew a 17-point lead and ended up losing by 18. That's quite the swing. Meanwhile, Charlotte never got out of the box vs. Dallas. It was a bad night from three as they missed 26 of 37 attempts. It's a proven fact the Hornets don't go Over when the total is this high and the truth is few teams do. Too much has to go right and I just don't see this turning into a shootout. The Under is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings. Also, the Under is 5-2-1 the Hornets' last eight road games as well as 5-1-1 the L7 times they have been off a SU loss. 10* Under Hornets/Hawks