Pelicans vs. Hawks - 2/2/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (40-8) at New Orleans Pelicans (25-22)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +3 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBA TV
The New Orleans Pelicans and the Atlanta Hawks face off on Monday at Smoothie King Center in NBA action.
The New Orleans Pelicans are 25-22 this season and they are coming off of a win over the Clippers on Saturday. The Pelicans are averaging 100.2 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 99.1 points and their opponents are shooting 45.8 percent. Anthony Davis leads New Orleans averaging 24.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Tyreke Evans is averaging 17.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 5.7 assists, Ryan Anderson is averaging 15 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Eric Gordon is averaging 12.6 points. New Orleans is 16-6 at home and 7-3 in their last 10 games.
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The Atlanta Hawks are 40-8 this season and they have won 19 games in a row. The Hawks are averaging 103.4 points and they are shooting 47.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 96.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.5 percent. Paul Millsap leads Atlanta averaging 17.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Jeff Teague is averaging 16.8 points and 7.5 assists, Al Horford is averaging 15.5 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Kyle Korver is averaging 13.1 points. The Hawks are 17-5 on the road this season.
New Orleans is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 13-3 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 21-8-1 against the spread in their last 30 home games. Atlanta is 11-1 against the spread against the Western Conference, 24-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 42-18 against the spread in their last 60 games. The road team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
Thetotal is set at 196.5 and I have this one well over that so my free pick is the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spead and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.