Atlanta Hawks at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 11/13/2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, November 13, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 9 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 2-11. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.3 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 110.8 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 7-6. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 107.5 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 5-7-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-4-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/11/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
10/29/17 PF Ersan Ilyasova Knee is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/11/17 G Tony Allen Knee is "?" Monday vs. Atlanta
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Rajon Rondo Hernia is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Kent Bazemore comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Marco Belinelli averages 12.2 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Jrue Holiday averages 14.2 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Demarcus Cousins averages 28.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 38.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.8 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 102.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.31 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 14.2 per game. The Hawks allow 110.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 25.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 6th in the league with 107.5 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.38. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 24.8. The Pelicans are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Pelicans surrender 107.2 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 22.1 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season.
The Hawks are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 19th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Atlanta is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
New Orleans is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 14th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +9
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