Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 10/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-6.5)
The New Orleans Pelicans (1-3) are hosting the Atlanta Hawks (2-1) at Smoothie King Center on Wednesday. New Orleans opens as 6.5-point dogs. The total is 222.
The Hawks took the court against the Pistons and took home the win by a score of 122-104 in their last game. Atlanta ended with a 51.1% FG percentage (46 of 90) and converted 12 of 32 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Hawks converted 18 of 21 tries for a rate of 85.7%. In regard to hauling in boards, they compiled 49 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 24 dimes for this contest while forcing 6 turnovers and getting 11 steals. When discussing defense, Atlanta allowed 44.0% from the floor on 40 out of 91 shooting. Detroit dished out 36 assists and had 26 steals in the game. In addition, Detroit grabbed 25 boards (11 offensive, 14 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Detroit walked away from this one shooting 83.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of their 18 tries. They also buried 9 of 33 shots from long range.
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Trae Young is one guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He finished with 32 points on 13 of 21 shooting. He played for 32 minutes and collected 4 boards. Young ended up shooting 61.9% from the floor and earned 9 assists.
Atlanta enters this contest with a mark of 2-1 this year. They currently have an average of 110.0 pts per game (14th in the league) while shooting 45.6% from the floor. The Hawks are shooting 36.6% on shots from distance (37 of 101) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Atlanta is grabbing 52.7 rebounds per game and has totaled 75 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 18th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.3 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Hawks are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game while drawing 17.3 fouls. The Hawks defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 39.6% (39 of 52) and they relinquish 46.7 boards per game as a squad. They rank 6th in basketball in giving up assists with 65 surrendered so far this season. They are relinquishing 27.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 3rd in the league in points per game allowed (97.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pelicans got the win with a final of 107-98 when they played the Timberwolves. The Pelicans earned 45 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards for a total of 60 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 17 times, while earning 5 steals in this matchup. The Timberwolves were called for 11 personal fouls for the contest which took the Pelicans to the charity stripe for 23 attempts. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 82.6%. When discussing three-point shots, New Orleans converted 10 of their 30 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Pelicans shot 39 out of 87 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.8%. The Pelicans allowed the Timberwolves to bury 31 out of 90 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.4% in this contest. They finished 30.0% from distance by hitting 15 out of 50 and ended up shooting 21 out of 27 at the charity stripe (77.8%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, New Orleans allowed Minnesota to snag 30 overall (11 offensive).
Jonas Valanciunas ended up being a major contributor for the Pelicans in this contest. He knocked down 7 out of 18 for the game for a field goal percentage of 38.9%, and earned 23 rebounds. Valanciunas recorded 22 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and had 3 dimes in the matchup.
New Orleans has a record of 1-3 on the campaign. The Pelicans are responsible for committing 19.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 78.9% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 22.0 times per contest (20th in the NBA) and they turn it over 20.3 times per game. New Orleans has 405 points this season (101.3 per game) and they collect 51.8 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pelicans are hitting on 42.4% from the field, which ranks 24th in basketball. The Pelicans are ranked 17th in the NBA in PPG given up with 109.8. The New Orleans defense gives up 38.3% on 3-point shots (54 of 141) and opponents are connecting on 76.8% of their free throw shots. They give up 24.5 assists and 45.3 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 20th and 11th in basketball. They are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.7% from the field (14th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-6.5)
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