Hawks vs. Pelicans Betting Prediction & Analysis

by | Last updated Feb 7, 2023 | nba

Atlanta Hawks (27-27 SU, 24-29-1 ATS) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (28-27 SU, 26-29-0 ATS)

When: Tuesday, February 7th, 7:30 PM (ET)

Where: Smoothie King Center, LA, New Orleans


Point Spread: Atl +2/NO -2 (Deposit $200 and get $100 FREE at Bovada Sportsbook! Home of the fastest payouts and best live wagering platform on the web!)

Total: 234.5

Money Line: Atlanta Hawks +111/-134

Notable Injuries



  • Jonas Valanciunas (Probable) Knee
  • Brandon Ingram (Probable) Toe
  • Zion Williamson (Out) Hamstring
  • Dyson Daniels (Out) Ankle
  • EJ Liddell (Out) Knee

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Atlanta is 27-27 overall. When taking to the road, Atlanta has a mark of 14-16 and a win percentage of 47%. Currently, the team is 8th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 24-29-1 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 2-3 in their past five games and 3-2 ATS. Over their past 10 games, they are 5-5 SU and 6-4 ATS.

In their last outing, Atlanta was unable to come away with a win against the Nuggets, losing by a score of 128-108. Dejounte Murray led the team with 28 points, but it was not enough to overcome their status as 10-point underdogs. The Hawks also ended up with an ATS loss in the game.

Heading into the game, New Orleans is 28-27 overall. When playing at home, New Orleans has a mark of 19-9 and a win percentage of 68%. Currently, the team is 9th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 26-29-0 vs. the spread. New Orleans will look to stay hot in today’s game vs. Atlanta, as they are the winners of 2 straight games.

New Orleans will be looking to build on their most recent win over the Kings. Trey Murphy III led the team to a win with his 30 points. The Pelicans were 2 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS win.

The Historicals

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Hawks picked up the 124-121 win over the Pelicans. The Hawk’s margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 2.5 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. In terms of betting, Atlanta has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous five matchups vs. New Orleans. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +8 points per game in favor of the Hawks. Atlanta and New Orleans averaged a combined 226 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

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This season, Atlanta is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 116.3 points per game. So far, the Hawks are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 100.9 possessions per game. Atlanta has struggled with their 3-point shot this season, as they are currently ranked just 22nd in 3-point shooting percentage at 34.8%. In addition, they are near the bottom of the league in attempts, at just 30.5 attempts per contest. The defense has not been a strong point for Atlanta, as they currently allow 112.38 points per game. The team’s 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 36.43% of their looks from outside.

Coming into today’s game, Trae Young is the leading scorer for Atlanta at 27.0 points per game. This season, Young has a field goal percentage of 43.0%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Dejounte Murray, at 21.2 points per contest.

This season, New Orleans is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 115.5 points per game. So far, the Pelicans are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 100.4 possessions per game. New Orleans comes into the game ranked just 28th in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 35.7% of their shots from deep, which places them 23rd in the NBA. On defense, the Pelicans allow an average of 110.28 points per game, placing them 13th in the league. So far, teams have shot 36.48% on their looks from outside vs. New Orleans. This figure places them 26th in 3-point shooting defense.

CJ McCollum is the top scorer for the Pelicans, with an average of 21.3 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 43.9%. Jonas Valanciunas is the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 14.6 points per game.

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Betting Trends

  • The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games.
  • The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall.
  • The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.

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