15* NBA Friday No-Doubt Rout on Charlotte Bobcats +2
Atlanta vs. Charlotte,
01/06/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 102 - 96
Point Spread: +2/-108 Charlotte
The Atlanta Hawks are in a very tough spot tonight. I'm going to side with the home favorite Charlotte Bobcats because of it. The Bobcats come in with a huge advantage in the rest department, and they are going to be giving better effort than the Hawks for four quarters.
Atlanta will be playing their 4th game in 5 days tonight. Not to mention they are coming off a three-overtime thriller against the Miami Heat last night, which they lost at home. This team will be deflated and their best effort won't be good enough as they'll be running on fumes after such a brutal stretch.
Charlotte comes in with confidence after putting an end to a four-game losing streak by beating the New York Knicks 118-110 on the road as an 11-point dog two nights ago. While that four-game losing streak is concerning, two of those games came against the Miami Heat while another was against Orlando.
The Bobcats are 19-6 ATS in their last 25 games after having lost 4 of their last 5 games. The Bobcats are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. win. The Hawks are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. Charlotte is 19-7 ATS in their last 26 meetings with Atlanta, including 9-2 (82%) ATS in their last 11 home meetings. Take the Bobcats Friday.