Hollywood Sports' 25* DIVISIONAL GAME OF THE MONTH: Frank Sawyer's Hollywood Sports lost his 25* Miami play yesterday but remains on a RED HOT 13-5 (72%) mark with his highest-rated 25* plays! Frank is also on a SIZZLING 23-12 (66%) NBA 25* run & he BOUNCES-BACK with a 258 Division Game of the Month that is supported by a DYNAMITE 47-14 combined angle. DO NOT MISS IT!
Game: Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks Apr 4 2012 7:35PM
Prediction: Atlanta Hawks
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: At 7:30 PM EST on Wednesday, we will be playing the Atlanta Hawks minus the points versus the Charlotte Bobcats. Atlanta (31-23) looks to rebound from their 95-90 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday. The Hawks typically save their best performances for their Southeast Division rivals as they are now 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games against fellow teams from their Southeast Division. Atlanta also enjoys a strong home court advantage where they sport a nice 17-8 record. Additionally, the Hawks have covered the point spread in 5 of their last 7 home games as a favorite. Furthermore, Charlotte is only 3-23 on the road this season -- and Atlanta has covered the point spread in 4 of their last 5 home games against teams with a winning percentage below 40%. These team trends are complemented by a strong situational angle that has been 64% effective over the last five seasons. In games played in the second half of the season, favorites with a winning percentage in the 51-60% range now facing a team with a winning percentage of 25% or less have then covered the point spread in 66 of the last 103 situations where these conditions applied.
Charlotte (7-44) continued to play out the string and do everything they can to acquire enough lottery balls for the Anthony Davis sweepstakes later this summer by losing their eighth game in a row last night by a 92-87 score in Toronto. The Bobcats are unlikely to bring much energy to this game as they have failed to cover the point spread in 7 of their last 10 games played without a day of rest. Charlotte has also failed to cover the point spread in 7 of their last 8 road games against teams with a winning percentage over 60% on their home court. And while the Bobcats are installed as big 13-point underdogs, they have failed to cover the spread in 5 of their last 7 road games as an underdog of at least 11 points. Additionally, Charlotte has failed to cover the point spread in 6 of their last 8 games against fellow Southeast Division opponents. Together, these team trends produce our specific 47-14-1 ATS combined winning angle for this situation. Lastly, because Atlanta won the last meeting between these two teams by a whopping 111-81 score back on January 12th, the Bobcats fall into a "play-against" angle that has been 68% effective over the last five seasons. Underdogs with a winning percentage of 25% or less who are looking to avenge a loss by at least 20 points against their opponent who has a winning percentage have then failed to cover the point spread in 66 of the last 97 situations where these conditions applied. 25* NBA Southeast Division Game of the Month with the Atlanta Hawks minus the points versus the Charlotte Bobcats. Best of luck for us -- Frank.