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Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 3/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Orleans Pelicans at Atlanta Hawks
Date & Time Sunday March 10, 2019, 6:00 PM (EDT)
Location
State Farm Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -3.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NBAtv, FSSE, FSNO
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Atlanta Hawks meet Sunday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.

The New Orleans Pelicans could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.6 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.8 points and 12.3 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 21.2 points and 7.7 assists. Julius Randle is the third double-digit scorer and E'Twaun Moore is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won their last three road games.

The Atlanta Hawks could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 118.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting. John Collins is averaging 19.4 points and 9.6 rebounds while Trae Young is averaging 18.3 points and 7.7 assists. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Dewayne Dedmon is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost five of their last seven home games.

The Pelicans are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hawks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 3-0-1 in Pelicans last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 overall.

The Atlanta Hawks are better than what their record indicates, as this young team can score and put a scare into opponents. In the Hawks last five games, they're averaging 126.4 points per game. I'm assuming the Hawks are favored because Anthony Davis may not play due to a back injury. The problem is the Pelicans are used to him not playing or playing very little, so that doesn't bother me much. I'm simply not laying chalk with the Hawks, a team that still finds ways to lose despite the offensive explosion, and they're 11-20 ATS at home. Most people have faded the Hawks all year, and now you're getting points to do it. It's Pelicans or pass.

Pick:
New Orleans Pelicans +3.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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