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NBA Orleans Pelicans vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction 3/10/2024

The New Orleans Pelicans (38-25) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (29-34) on Sunday, March 10th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on Peac. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

Pelicans vs Hawks

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The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win

The Pelicans won vs. the 76ers in their most recent game, ending with a score of 103-95. the Pelicans entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 63-34.

With their current three game winning streak, the Pelicans are 38-25 overall and are looking to extend their success today. In away games, the Pelicans are 20-13 compared to their 18-12 home record.

Against the spread, New Orleans are currently above .500, at 34-28 ATS. This season, New Orleans has a 19-18 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 15-10 when playing as underdogs.

The Hawks Are Coming Off A Win

The Hawks took down the Grizzlies in their most recent game with a final score of 99-92. At halftime, the teams were all tied up, but the Hawks outscored the Grizzlies 53-46 in the second half.

Coming into today’s game, the Hawks have an overall record of 29-34 and have won three straight. In Eastern Conference games, the Hawks are 17-26 and have gone 12-8 against non-conference opponents.

So far, Atlanta’s ATS record is below .500 at 22-41. This season, Atlanta has a 13-23 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 9-18 as underdogs.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

Through 63 games games, New Orleans is averaging 116.4 points per game (14th).

So far this season, the Pelicans have been a top-10 team in terms of field goal percentage, converting at a 48% clip. They are also a top-5 team in three-point shooting at 38%.

When it comes to scoring, the Pelicans are 14th in the league at 116.4 points per game, which is also their average on the road. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the NBA.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Pelicans are 12th in the league at 54%. They are also 12th in offensive rebounds and 11th in assists.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

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Leading up to today’s matchup, the Hawks are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 119.9 points per game (5th).

At home, the Hawks are averaging 123.2 points per game, which is 4th in the NBA. Overall, they are 5th in the league with 119.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Atlanta is 5th in the NBA at 100.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hawks are 9th in the league with 13.4 made threes per game. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 36% (18th). In terms of overall field goal percentage, Atlanta is 22nd in the NBA at 46%.

So far, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 60.3% of their games. They are also the top offensive rebounding team in the league, averaging 13 offensive boards per game. In terms of assists, Atlanta is 19th in the NBA with 26.1 per game.

Pelicans Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Pelicans defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 33.3% of their games. Currently, they are 8th in the NBA at 111.2 points per game allowed. The New Orleans defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.0% of their field goal attempts vs. New Orleans.

Hawks Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Hawks’ defense is giving up an average of 121.5 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Hawks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.0% and 38.8% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Pelicans And Hawks

For today’s matchup, we project Brandon Ingram to lead the scoring for the Pelicans, putting up 22 points and shooting at a rate of 8/17. For the season, he has been averaging 21.6 points per game, in addition to 5 rebounds.

As for Atlanta, Dejounte Murray is projected to be the primary scorer for the Hawks. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and his scoring average is 21.8 points per game.

Pelicans vs Hawks Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 5-4-1 vs. the spread. The team averaged 112 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across their last three home contests, Atlanta has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 105 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Hawks have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 3-7.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Pelicans have an ATS record of 3-1-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Pelicans vs Hawks Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +7, the Hawks is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 224 and our model has the Pelicans and Hawks finishing with a combined 225 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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