Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 11/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (1-6) at Atlanta Hawks (7-2)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -12 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and Atlanta Hawks square off Wednesday night at the Philips Arena.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for their first road victory after a rough 1-6 start to the season. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 105.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Eric Gordon is averaging 17.7 points and 3.1 assists while Ryan Anderson is averaging 17 points and 7.3 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is dishing 4.8 assists and Ish Smith is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are coming off a Tuesday win over the Mavericks in which they shot 50 percent from the field and made 14 threes. The Pelicans finally looked like the Pelicans for the first time this season, but they’ve still allowed 100-plus points in eight straight games. Anthony Davis is questionable with a hip injury.
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The Atlanta Hawks look to remain red hot after a fast 7-2 start to the season. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 104.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jeff Teague is averaging 18.7 points and 6.6 assists while Paul Millsap is averaging 17 points and 8.7 rebounds. Al Horford is grabbing eight rebounds and Dennis Schroder is dishing 3.8 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are forcing 17.6 turnovers per game and getting a solid 75.8 points from their starting lineup. The downside to the Hawks is that both of their losses were weird hiccups to the Pistons and Timberwolves at home. Still, the Hawks have topped 100 points in five of their last eight games and are still tough to beat.
The Pelicans are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Pelicans were struggling with Davis on the floor. Without him, New Orleans doesn't stand much of a chance against one of the more effective teams in the NBA. I like the Hawks by double digits.