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Game: Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Hornets Apr 7 2012 7:05PM
Prediction: Charlotte Bobcats
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: I'm playing on CHARLOTTE. Obviously, the Hawks have been much better than the Bobcats this season. They won again last night while the Bobcats lost again last night. I feel this number will prove to be too high though, as I'm expecting the Bobcats to be the more motivated squad. As noted, the Bobcats lost last night. However, they only lost by five and that was on the road, at Milwaukee. They've now quietly covered three of the last four. As noted, the Hawks won last night. However, they only won by five at home vs. Detroit, failing to cover as large favorites. The Hawks haven't shown an ability of late to blow teams out, when they were playing the second of back-to-back games. They're just 5-5 the last 10 times that they played the second of b2b games and NONE of the five victories have come by greater than seven points. In addition to the fact that they rarely seem to "win big" when the playing the second of back to back games, I feel the Hawks could easily get caught overlooking the Bobcats in this spot. They've been winning, so are feeling good about themselves. They also just blew out these same Bobcats and have won all three season meetings. Additionally, they get a rare 3-day break after this, before facing Boston on the 11th. Don't be surprised if they're minds are already partly back home celebrating Easter with their families. On the other hand, the Bobcats should be somewhat hungry, as they were embarrassed in the 4/4 game at Atlanta, the second straight time that the Hawks have blown them out. Those games were both at Atlanta though - and the game here was decided by just six points. That game wasn't really all that long ago (1/6/2012) but the line was only Atlanta -1.5. Now, the Hawks are laying 6x as many points! While they didn't cover the +1.5 in the earlier meeting, Charlotte is still an impressive 11-4 SU/ATS the last 15 times that it was a host in this series. Only once in those 15 games did the Hawks win by greater than 10 points. All things considered, we're excellent value with the revenge-minded home dog. *10