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The Atlanta Hawks aim to continue a three-game winning streak when they visit the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. The Hawks are 34-34 overall and 12-21 on the road this season, with a 2-1 record against the Hornets. Charlotte is 34-35 and 16-17 in home tilts. Gordon Hayward (ankle) is out for the Hornets, while John Collins (finger, foot) is out for the Hawks.

Atlanta is listed as a one-point home favorite, and tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the Over-Under, is 240.5 in the latest Hawks vs. Hornets odds. Before you make any NBA predictions with the Hawks vs. Hornets match-up, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Hawks vs. Hornets and just locked in its NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Hornets vs. Hawks:

  • Hawks vs. Hornets spread: Hawks -1
  • Hawks vs. Hornets over-under: 240.5 points
  • Hawks vs. Hornets money line: Hornets -105, Hawks -115
  • ATL: The Hawks are 7-6 against the spread in Southeast Division games
  • CHA: The Hornets are 4-7-1 against the spread in Southeast Division games
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Why the Hawks can cover

Atlanta is keyed by its offense, though the Hawks do have defensive strengths. Nate McMillan's team is No. 3 in the NBA in free throw prevention, allowing only 19.3 attempts per game. The Hawks are in the top eight of the league in defensive rebound rate at 73.6 percent, and opponents are producing only 12.6 second-chance points per game against Atlanta. 

From there, Charlotte's defense opens doors to further bolster an already explosive Hawks offense. The Hornets are No. 23 in the NBA in defensive efficiency, and Charlotte is No. 27 in the league in defensive rebound rate. Charlotte is also dead-last in the NBA in both second-chance points allowed and assists allowed. With the No. 2 overall offense and the league's best turnover rate, the Hawks are capable of taking full advantage.

Why the Hornets can cover

Charlotte's offense is very strong and Atlanta's defense is struggling. The Hornets are in the top 10 of the NBA in offensive efficiency, and Charlotte is No. 2 in the league in assists, averaging more than 27 per game. The Hornets are in the top six of the NBA in turnover rate (13.0 percent) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.06), and Charlotte is making 36.2 percent of 3-point attempts this season. 

The Hornets are No. 2 in the league in fast-break points and No. 3 in points in the paint, helping to boost efficiency with easy buckets. Atlanta ranks No. 27 in the NBA in defensive efficiency this season, and the Hawks are No. 28 in the league in turnover creation. The Hawks are also No. 25 in the league in field-goal percentage allowed and assists allowed, indicating Atlanta could have trouble slowing a high-powered Charlotte offense.

How to make Hornets vs. Hawks picks

SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, with the teams projected to combine for 227 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Hawks vs. Hornets? And which side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.