New Orleans Pelicans at Atlanta Hawks Basketball Betting Tips 3/10/2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, March 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 3.5 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 30-38. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.4 as they average 115.6 points per game while giving up 115.2 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 22-44. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 112.1 points per contest and give up 118.8, which is a point differential of -6.7.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 34-33-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 35-32-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-35-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 37-28-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/08/19 C Jahlil Okafor Ankle left last game, is doubtful Sunday vs Atlanta
03/08/19 F Anthony Davis Back is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
03/07/19 G E'Twaun Moore Quad is out indefinitely
03/07/19 PG Jrue Holiday Abdominal is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/08/19 C Dewayne Dedmon Knee is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Brooklyn
03/04/19 F Omari Spellman Ankle is out indefinitely
Julius Randle averages 20.7 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 26.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Trae Young averages 18.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 7.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%. John Collins averages 19.4 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 115.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 26.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. New Orleans averages 115.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 5th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 118.8 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.2 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Atlanta is 14th in the league with 112.1 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -6.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.9.
The Pelicans are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 22nd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. New Orleans is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Hawks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans +3.5
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