Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 2/7/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
Smoothie King Center is the site where the New Orleans Pelicans will take on the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.
The Hawks faced the Nuggets and took a loss by a score of 128-108 in their last game. In relation to personal fouls, the Hawks walked away with 18 while the Nuggets totaled 15 personal fouls. They converted 15 of 38 attempts from beyond the arc. Denver went 85.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 17 of their 20 attempts. Moreover, Denver grabbed 48 rebounds (12 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 7 blocked shots. Denver dished out 32 assists and had 14 steals in this matchup. In regard to defense, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 50.5% from the floor on 48 out of 95 shooting. They also doled out 26 assists in this game while forcing 12 turnovers and having 7 steals. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 43 with 10 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Hawks converted 14 of 17 tries for a percentage of 82.4%. Atlanta ended with a 48.4% FG percentage (44 of 91) and converted 6 of their 20 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Dejounte Murray is a player who was a major contributor for the contest. Murray finished shooting 47.6% from the floor and earned 10 assists. He saw the court for 36 minutes played and pulled down 4 rebounds. He recorded 28 points on 10 of 21 shooting.
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Atlanta heads into this matchup with a record of 27-27 for the year. They turn it over 12.8 times per game and as a team they are committing 19.2 fouls per contest. As a unit, Atlanta is grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,322 assists for the year, which ranks 16th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Hawks are shooting 34.8% on shots from beyond the arc (574 of 1,649) and 81.7% from the charity stripe. They average 116.3 points per contest (8th in the NBA) while shooting 47.9% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Hawks are able to force 14.6 turnovers every game and they draw 19.9 personal fouls. They are giving up 34.8% on shots from distance and they are ranked 22nd in the NBA in points per game allowed (116.5). The Hawks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.6% (2,315 of 4,860) and they concede 45.7 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 20th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,384 surrendered for the season.
For their last game, the Pelicans went home victorious with a score of 136-104 against the Kings. The Pelicans were able to pull down 36 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while earning 11 steals in this contest. The Kings earned 22 fouls in this contest which got the Pelicans to the charity stripe for 34 attempts. They were able to make 26 of those for a percentage of 76.5%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, New Orleans converted 14 of their 26 tries (53.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Pelicans went 48 for 85 from the floor which had them shooting 56.5%. The Pelicans permitted the Kings to knock down 35 of their 82 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.7% for the matchup. They finished 26.2% from three-point range by shooting 11 of 42 and finished the game at 23 of 27 from the free throw line (85.2%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, New Orleans permitted Sacramento to grab 38 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Trey Murphy III ended up being important for the Pelicans in the matchup. Murphy III racked up 30 points in his 36 minutes on the court and tallied 2 assists for this contest. He knocked down 9 out of 11 in this contest for a field goal rate of 81.8%, and accounted for 4 rebounds.
New Orleans has a mark of 28-27 on the season. As an offense, the Pelicans are shooting 48.0% from the floor, which ranks 11th in basketball. New Orleans has totaled 6,351 points so far this year (115.5 per game) and they average 44.4 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 25.9 times per game (9th in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.1 times per game. The Pelicans commit 20.7 fouls per contest and they go 78.1% from the charity stripe.
The New Orleans defense allows 34.2% on 3-point attempts (681 of 1,990) and opponents are knocking down 78.1% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 25.1 assists and 42.1 boards per game, which has them ranked 12th and 6th in the league. The Pelicans on the defensive side of the court are 15th in basketball in points given up per game with 113.7. They are forcing 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 47.3% from the field (16th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New Orleans
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