Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans Game Information
Atlanta Hawks (24-24) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (21-26)
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Smoothie King Center
TV Coverage: NBA League Pass, Bally Sports SE-ATL, Bally Sports NO
Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans Moneyline, Spread, Total, and Odds
Moneyline: (Open: Hawks -110 / Pelicans -110) (Current: Hawks +100 / Pelicans -118)
Spread: (Open: PK) (Current: Pelicans -1)
Total: (Open: 223.5) (Current: 222.5)
NBA Championship Odds: Hawks +19000 / Pelicans +16000
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Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans News and Notes
Atlanta lists four players on the injury report: Kriss Dunn (ankle) will be a game-time decision while De’Andre Hunter (knee), John Collins (ankle), and Cam Reddish (Achilles) have been ruled out.
New Orleans lists four players on the injury report: Zion Williamson (thumb), Brandon Ingram (toe), Lonzo Ball (hip), and Josh Hart (thumb) will all be game-time decisions.
- The total is 4-0 to the over in Atlanta’s last four games.
- The total is 4-0 to the over in Atlanta’s last four games on a Friday.
- Atlanta is on a 5-0 ATS run in their last five meetings.
- Atlanta is on a 4-0 ATS run in their last four games in New Orleans.
Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans Predictions and Picks
We have a pretty lengthy injury report going into this game as each team placed four players on the list. Kris Dunn is the only player for Atlanta who is not officially ruled out, while New Orleans could be in better shape as all four players still have a chance to be involved in the game.
There are two more interesting things about this matchup: Both teams played yesterday, and both games went into overtime, with Atlanta’s game actually going into double overtime. The Hawks managed to defeat the Spurs 134-129, but the Pelicans fell to the Magic 110-100.
After digging into both box scores, I noticed that Josh Hart listed the only player listed on the injury report that did play. And with all four New Orleans players now listed as a game-time decision, my optimism is starting to grow in that we could see a good number of them in action.
If you follow the line movement on the game, you’ll see that New Orleans has flipped from an underdog to a favorite. That could also suggest an increase in the likelihood that New Orleans will have some of those players on the injury report available for tonight’s game.
While fatigue could certainly be an issue considering that both teams played last night, you almost get the sense that Atlanta spent themselves after needing 10 extra minutes of play to secure the victory. To make matters worse, this will also be the third game in four nights for the Hawks while the Pelicans had two days of rest before playing yesterday.
Sometimes fatigue is enough to complete a handicap. Still, I think the case for the Pelicans is even stronger tonight, considering the line movement that flipped the Pelicans from a dog to a favorite.
I think the sharps have this one right, and I don’t think we need to dig any further into this game’s analytics matchup.
Lay the short price with the home favorites.
The Pick: Pelicans -1