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(30-38) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta Hawks (22-44)
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Venue: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA.
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Neither the Pelicans nor the Hawks are making the postseason this year, but both have intriguing storylines around them. For New Orleans, the question is which Anthony Davis we’re going to see down the stretch, and more specifically, which role players around him are going to step up.
For Atlanta, it’s the continued growth of Trae Yourn and his late push for Rookie of the Year, although that award is still presumably going to the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic.
These two tip off at 6:00 p.m. ET in Atlanta, Georgia, and as of this writing (3:30 p.m. ET), the line has not yet been set.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have gone an even .500 over their last 10 games, but they’ve lost two straight entering this one versus Atlanta.
So far this season, the Pelicans are posting 115.6 points per night. That number is good enough for third in the league and has helped retain some of the entertainment value this team would otherwise be missing with Anthony Davis playing sporadically both as far as minutes and effort are concerned.
When looking at advanced metrics, the Pelicans do slip in Offensive Efficiency, but they remain in the top 10.
New Orleans is posting 109.5 points per 100 possessions this season.
On Defense is where this team really gets into trouble. On the year, the Pellies are giving up an average of 115.2 points per night. That number puts them at 27th in the NBA.
When looking at Defensive Efficiency, this team rises but just three spots to 24th.
On the year, New Orleans is giving up 109.6 points per 100 possessions.
The Hawks enter this game having won just one fewer game over their last 10 than New Orleans (4-6) but also having lost their last two consecutive. Also like the Pelicans, Atlanta owns the No. 12 seed in its respective conference.
So far this year, the Hawks are scoring an average of 112.1 points per night. That number puts the Hawks in the 14th spot in the Association.
Defensively, Atlanta isn’t doing as well when looking at the raw stats. So far this season, the Hawks are giving up an average of 118.8 points per contest, which puts this group in dead last across the league.
When looking at advanced metrics, the Hawks are hardly better on defense. The group rises two spots to No. 28 in Defensive Efficiency as it gives up 110.9 points per 100 possessions, better than only the No. 29 Phoenix Suns and the No. 30 Cleveland Cavaliers.
Offensively, Atlanta takes a significant dip down to 25th in Offensive Efficiency, showing that their league-leading pace deserves more credit for their scoring than their actual abilities to put the ball in the cup at an efficient rate.
On the year, the Hawks are scoring just 104.6 points per 100 possessions.
NBA Betting Trends:
- NO are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Southeast.
- NO are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games.
- ATL are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Under is 20-7 in ATL last 27 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Over is 16-6-1 in ATL last 23 Sun. games.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction: This one will be surprisingly entertaining.
Two lottery teams facing off at this point in the season (on a non-nationally televised game over the weekend, nonetheless) won’t garner a lot of national attention. But this one has the potential to be a tight game.
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Jrue Holiday versus Trae Young will be an exciting matchup to watch, but as has happened to so many point guards across the league, Holiday (and his team) should ultimately win the battle.
NBA Free Score Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans 114 – Atlanta Hawks 112
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