New Orleans Pelicans vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 4/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (+1.5)
State Farm Arena is the venue where and the Atlanta Hawks (26-24) will play the New Orleans Pelicans (22-27) on Tuesday. New Orleans opens this contest as 1.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 223.
The New Orleans Pelicans stepped onto the hardwood against the Houston Rockets and earned the victory with a final of 122-115 in their last game. New Orleans wrapped up the game with a 46.2% FG percentage (42 out of 91) and made 16 of their 37 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Pelicans converted 22 of 35 tries for a rate of 62.9%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 55 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 26 assists in this contest as well as creating 17 turnovers and earning 12 steals. With respect to the defense, New Orleans let their opponent shoot 46.1% from the field on 41 out of 89 shooting. Houston doled out 25 assists and had 3 steals for the game. Furthermore, Houston collected 48 boards (9 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 9 rejections. Houston went 70.8% when shooting free throws by converting 17 of 24 attempts. They also converted 16 of their 40 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Lonzo Ball is one guy who was a contributor for the contest. He left the arena with 27 points on 8 out of 18 shooting. He played for 36:50 minutes and totaled 4 rebounds. Ball finished 44.4% from the field and also dished out 9 dimes. Someone else that was a contributor in this game for the Pelicans was Eric Bledsoe. He collected 4 rebounds in 34:17 minutes played on the night. He ended up going 26.7% from the field in the game by going 4-of-15 (19 points). Overall, Bledsoe totaled 2 assists.
New Orleans enters this contest with a mark of 22-27 on the year. The Pelicans are shooting 36.0% on shots from beyond the arc (554 of 1,539) and 73.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 115.1 pts per contest (6th in the league) while going 48.4% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 14.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling in 46.4 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,282 assists on the year, which has them ranked 9th in the league in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Pelicans are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.9 personal fouls. The Pelicans defense is allowing a FG percentage of 47.2% (633 of 1,024) and they concede 40.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 25th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,284 surrendered this season. They give up 38.8% from beyond the arc while they are 27th in the league in opponents PPG (114.9).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Atlanta Hawks walked away with a victory by a final of 117-111 when they faced the Golden State Warriors. The Hawks were able to pull down 39 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while recording 10 steals in the game. The Warriors had 26 fouls for the contest which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for 45 tries. They were able to knock down 35 of them for a percentage of 77.8%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Atlanta knocked down 12 of 32 attempts (37.5%). When the game finished, the Hawks walked away from this one shooting 35 out of 81 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.2%. The Hawks permitted the Warriors to convert 43 out of 92 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 46.7% for this game. They finished 25.0% from distance by going 10 of 40 and ended up shooting 15 out of 21 from the free throw line (71.4%). In reference to team rebounding, Atlanta allowed Golden State to get 45 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Clint Capela ended up being a major contributor for the Hawks in this contest. He made 10 out of 16 in this game giving him a rate of 62.5%, and had 18 rebounds. Capela scored 24 points in his 32:10 mins on the hardwood, but left the arena with no assists. One more player that ended up playing a role for Atlanta was Trae Young. He finished with 3 assists in 27:53 minutes played, and he knocked down 3 out of 11 from the floor. Young ended up shooting 27.3% from the field as well as collecting 13 points and 2 total rebounds.
Atlanta has a win-loss mark of 26-24 this season. Atlanta has accounted for 5,661 points on the campaign (113.2 per game) and they average 45.6 rebounds per game. The Hawks have committed 19.9 personal fouls every game and they connect on 81.5% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Hawks are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.2 times per contest (19th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.7 times per game. The Hawks are ranked 14th in the league in PPG given up with 111.3. The Atlanta defense gives up 34.7% on shots from distance (587 of 1,694) and their opposition knocks down 80.9% of their free throw shots. They allow 24.0 assists and 42.7 rebounds per game, ranking them 9th and 9th in the league. They have forced 12.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.0% from the floor (11th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (-1.5)
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