Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Hawks versus the Pelicans? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BSNO. The game will be played at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 231.5 points, and the Pelicans are favored to win at home vs. the Hawks.
ATLANTA HAWKS VS NEW ORLEANS PELICANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Atlanta Hawks +3
This game will be played at Smoothie King Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, November 4th.
WHY BET THE ATLANTA HAWKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-109 in favor of the Pelicans.
- Our projections have Brandon Ingram finishing with Brandon Ingram points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Pelicans finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.2% and knocking down 10 threes.
Taking a Look at the Hawks Chances in New Orleans
Entering today’s matchup, the Hawks aim to avoid dropping to .500 with their current record of 3-2 over five games. Currently, in the Eastern Conference, the Hawks hold the 3rd position, and in the Southeast division, they are in 1st place.
Atlanta has a below .500 ATS record (2-3) with a 0-2 record against the spread as favorites and a 2-1 record as underdogs this season.
Atlanta Hawks heads into the game with Dejounte Murray currently leading as the top scorer this season (2023-2024), boasting an average of 6 assists, 21.8 points, and an impressive 53.7% field goal percentage.
This year’s Atlanta offense has averaged 122.8 points per game, ranking 13th in the NBA, and 103.1 possessions per game, ranking 17th in the league. They have also averaged 27.0 free throw attempts per game, ranking 7th in the NBA.
This season, the Hawks’ defense ranks 10th in steals per game, allowing 9.6 steals per game. They also rank 23rd in points allowed per game, allowing 117.2 points per game. Additionally, they rank 8th in free throw attempts allowed per game, allowing 20.6 free throw attempts per game.
Will New Orleans Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?
In today’s matchup, the Pelicans aim to extend their current two-game winning streak, holding an overall record of 4-1. The Pelicans have a 2-0 record this season when playing away from their home court, while maintaining a 2-1 record at home.
The Pelicans, who have an overall ATS record of 4-1, have covered the spread in their last two games and are 2-1 vs. the spread as the favorite this season, with a 2-0 record as the underdog.
The Pelicans’ leading scorer is CJ McCollum, who is averaging 23.4 points per game in the 2023-2024 season. He has a field goal percentage of 44.3% and contributes 5.6 assists per game. Additionally, McCollum has a 54.5% effective field goal percentage, a 47.7% two-point field goal percentage, and a 40.9% three-point field goal percentage. Despite his impressive scoring, McCollum has achieved one double-double and zero triple-doubles.
This year’s New Orleans offense ranks 3rd in the NBA with a field goal percentage of 43.5%. They also rank 8th in the league by allowing an average of 108.6 points per game. Additionally, they are ranked 16th in the NBA for allowing 21.8 free throw attempts per game.
New Orleans’ comes into the game with their defense ranking 8th in points allowed per game (108.6), 17th in blocked shots per game (5.0), and 20th in steals per game (7.4) this season.