New Orleans Pelicans vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 3/20/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Southeast
The Atlanta Hawks (35-35) welcome the New Orleans Pelicans (29-41) at State Farm Arena on Sunday.
The Pelicans faced the Spurs and took home the win by a score of 124-91 in their last contest. New Orleans wrapped up the contest with a 50.0% FG percentage (48 of 96) and made 14 of their 34 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Pelicans knocked down 14 of 18 attempts for a rate of 77.8%. In reference to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 58 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 24 dimes for this game while forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and earning 13 steals. In reference to defense, New Orleans allowed the other team to go 36.0% from the field on 32 out of 89 shooting. San Antonio totaled 40 assists and had 22 steals for the game. Additionally, San Antonio grabbed 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. San Antonio walked away from this one shooting 80.0% from the free throw line by making 16 of their 20 shots. They knocked down 11 out of their 44 shots from 3-point range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Pelicans ended up finishing with 21 while the Spurs finished the game with 16 personal fouls.
Jaxson Hayes is a player who played a role for this game. Hayes finished shooting 62.5% from the field but had no dimes when the game ended. He played for 28 minutes played and also grabbed 8 boards. He ended up walking away with 16 points on 5 out of 8 shooting.
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New Orleans will play this contest with a win-loss record of 29-41 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 108.5 pts per game (21st in the NBA) while going 45.5% from the field. The Pelicans are hitting 33.1% on three-point attempts (759 of 2,290) and 78.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling in 45.5 rebounds per contest and has 1,756 assists this year, which is 12th in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per game and as a group they are committing 20.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Pelicans have forced 13.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.3 fouls. They are relinquishing 35.9% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 14th in basketball in opponents points per game (109.9). The Pelicans defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.5% (2,799 of 6,015) and they surrender 42.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 10th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,693 surrendered for the season.
In their last game, the Hawks took home the win by a final score of 120-105 against the Grizzlies. The Hawks earned 33 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 40 for the contest. They turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 12 steals for this game. The Grizzlies were called for 16 fouls for the game which got the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw tries for a rate of 81.0%. In terms of 3-point shots, Atlanta converted 13 out of their 28 attempts (46.4%). Overall, the Hawks shot 45 for 91 from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.5%. The Hawks allowed the Grizzlies to knock down 40 out of 86 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 46.5% for the contest. They finished 36.4% from 3-point land by shooting 8 of 22 and finished the contest at 17 out of 23 at the charity stripe (73.9%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Atlanta allowed Memphis to collect 33 in all (15 on the offensive glass).
Bogdan Bogdanovic pitched in for the Hawks in this matchup. He made 9 of 15 in the matchup for a rate of 60.0%, and accumulated 2 rebounds. Bogdanovic racked up 30 points in his 30 mins of playing time and added 3 dimes for the matchup.
Atlanta has a win-loss record of 35-35 this season. The Hawks have committed 18.6 fouls every game and they connect on 81.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 24.5 times per game (14th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.9 times per contest. Atlanta has accounted for 7,906 pts for the campaign (112.9 per contest) and they average 44.0 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Hawks are shooting 46.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 8th in basketball.
The Atlanta defense allows 36.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (900 of 2,473) and their opposition knocks down 79.8% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 25.7 assists and 43.7 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 24th and 10th in the NBA. The Hawks on the defensive end are ranked 21st in the league in points given up per game with 112.1. They have forced 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 47.1% from the floor (25th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New Orleans
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