Hawks at Pelicans - 11/6/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (5-1) at New Orleans Pelicans (0-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +1 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look to remain hot by winning their sixth straight game. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 99.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 95.3 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Jeff Teague is averaging 19.2 points and 5.8 assists while Al Horford is averaging 18 points and 8.7 rebounds. Paul Millsap is dishing four assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are forcing 17 turnovers per game and allowing teams to shoot just 31 percent from downtown. The Hawks have won 12 of their last 13 regular season games when allowing less than 100 points. The Hawks are getting 74 points from their starters, seven more than league average.
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The New Orleans Pelicans are still looking for their first victory after an 0-4 start. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 100.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 20.8 points and 10 rebounds while Eric Gordon is averaging 16 points and 3.3 assists. Ish Smith is dishing 6.8 assists and Ryan Anderson is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 40.9 percent shooting from deep and have lost nine of their last 11 regular season games when allowing 100-plus points. The Pelicans just need to get healthy before they’re going to turn their season around. Omer Asik is questionable with a calf injury.
The Hawks are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest. The Pelicans are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Southeast and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
With the way the Pelicans are allowing teams to shoot the ball, the Hawks should feast in this game. Yes, it's only a matter of time before the Pelicans get on the board with a W, but it doesn't seem like this is going to be that game.