Free NBA Pick: Pelicans vs Hawks Lines
Looking for New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta Hawks free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Pelicans taking on the Hawks on Tuesday November 22, 2016 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(4-10) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta Hawks (9-4)
Date: Tuesday November 22
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Atlanta -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 206.5
Live NBA Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
Atlanta is off to a strong start and wants to be the top dog in the Southeast Division. This is a game they should win.
New Orleans has one of the most superlative players in the league in Anthony Davis but building around him has been a challenge.
Atlanta swept both games against the Pelicans last season.
New Orleans Pelicans
When it comes to stuffing a box score few do it better than Davis who is leading the league in scoring and blocks while averaging 11.4 rebounds per game.
The problem is the surrounding talent is underwhelming, though it has gotten better with Jrue Holiday back in the lineup.
Tyreke Evans is an aggressive player who can put up some numbers but he has been out all season. Top pick Buddy Hield has struggled to transfer his game to the NBA in his absence.
Unfortunately that has meant that NBA retreads E’Twaun Moore and Langston Galloway are getting more playing time. They are not proving to deserving of it just yet.
Davis also gets almost no help up front. The combo of Alex Ajinca and Omer Asik at centre are averaging less than 7ppg. They are willing to hit the boards though.
Davis is fantastic and masks how bad this team really is.
The Hawks shuffled the deck a little by promoting Dennis Schroeder and signing Dwight Howard and so far things are looking good.
Atlanta has started much better than most teams that are integrating significant pieces because they have not changed the way they play and they have one of the steadiest players in the league, Paul Milsap, as their hub.
This team has never been about one player either.
Schroeder has some skills as a penetrator but you have to wonder about the fit as a starting PG because of his turnovers…and he is not a great shooter.
Kyle Korver is and he has looked good. Last year he shot just under 40% from three, something he had not done since the 08-09 season. He is at 41% this season and helps to space the floor.
Atlanta just might be the deepest team in the league with 11 players averaging 10 or more minutes per game. They want to play with flow and never seem that winded.
Howard in on a roll with 5 double-doubles in a row. He has had ten or more rebounds in every game save one this season so the Hawks are getting their money’s worth.
Atlanta is 6-1 SUAT at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pelicans are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games.
- Pelicans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
- Under is 4-0 in Hawks last 4 overall.
- Under is 4-0 in Hawks last 4 games following a straight up loss.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
I have no crystal ball but this one seems likely to play out like so many Pelicans games will this season. Davis will put up some big fantasy numbers in a loss.
I was not hot on the Hawks to start the year and have missed some opportunities. Still time to cash in though.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Atlanta -7.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 111 – New Orleans 98
If you’re looking for more picks like this New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta Hawks matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2016/17 NBA Season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA picks!
CappersPicks.com has NBA Odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find DAILY NBA playoffs lines up as well.