Atlanta Hawks at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Point Spread Picks 3/26/2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Smoothie King Center
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 1.5 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 26-48. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -6.0 as they average 112.6 points per game while giving up 118.6 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 31-44. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 115.4 points per contest and give up 116.1, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 37-37-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 42-31-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 35-39-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 39-35-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/04/19 F Omari Spellman Ankle is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/07/19 G E'Twaun Moore Quad is out indefinitely
03/07/19 PG Jrue Holiday Abdominal is out indefinitely
John Collins averages 19.4 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Trae Young comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Anthony Davis averages 25.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.0 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Julius Randle averages 21.0 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 118.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 27.0 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Atlanta averages 112.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 46.0 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 10th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 116.1 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.5 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game. New Orleans is 3rd in the league with 115.4 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.3 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 27.1. The Pelicans are 8th in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Hawks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 26th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Pelicans are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -1.5
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