Hawks vs Pelicans Prediction and Odds

Hawks vs Pelicans Prediction and Odds: The New Orleans Pelicans will start as the home favorites but it is expected to be a close contest.


The Atlanta Hawks (27-27) are set to square off with the New Orleans Pelicans (28-27) in the upcoming NBA fixture today. It has been a campaign full of too many highs and lows for the Hawks. They are striving to get into the the top 6 of the Eastern Conference. Atlanta is currently in the 8th position. The Hawks faced a 108-128 defeat against the Denver Nuggets in the last game.

The New Orleans Pelicans will aim for their third straight win when they host the Hawks at Smoothie King Center in the next matchup. The Pelicans had an almost similar journey till now. They have lacked consistency this season. New Orleans is currently in the 9th position of the Western Conference. The Pelicans secured an emphatic 136-104 win against the Sacramento Kings in the last fixture.

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Hawks vs Pelicans Prediction: Last 5 Games Analysis

The Atlanta Hawks have won 3 of the last 5 away fixtures.

The Hawks won against teams like the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, and OKC Thunder. They lost to the Denver Nuggets and Chicago Bulls. Atlanta has won 14 out of 30 away games in the current season.

In the last 5 away games

  • The Atlanta Hawks have scored 118.4 points per game.
  • The Atlanta Hawks have conceded 115.8 points per game.
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 2

The New Orleans Pelicans have won 2 of the last 5 home fixtures.

The wins against the Sacramento Kings and LA Lakers. The defeats came against the likes of the Washington Wizards, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Denver Nuggets. New Orleans has a home record of 19-9 as of now.

In the last 5 home games

  • The New Orleans Pelicans have scored 118.0 points per game.
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have conceded 110.6 points per game.
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 3
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 1

The New Orleans Pelicans have the winning momentum. The home advantage is also on their side.

Hawks vs Pelicans Prediction: Attack and Defense Analysis

Attack

The Atlanta Hawks are playing with a scoring average of 116.3 points per game. In shooting, they attained a success rate of 47.9% in field goals, 34.8% in 3-pointers, and 81.7% in free throws. The Hawks rank 13 in the offense with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 114.3.

The New Orleans Pelicans have maintained a scoring rate of 115.5 points per game this season. They shot 48.0% from the field and 35.7% from the 3-point line. The free throw accuracy stands at 78.1%. The Pelicans are ranked just below the Hawks in the 14th position with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 114.2.

Both teams are at par on offense as per the rating.

Defense

The Atlanta Hawks are allowing the opposition 116.5 points per game till now. They played with an average of 43.7 rebounds per game. The average number of steals and the average number of blocks are currently at 7.0 and 4.9 respectively. The Hawks are rated 114.7 on defense with a rank of 20 in the league.

The New Orleans Pelicans have been conceding 113.7 points per game in the current season. They maintained an average of 44.4 rebounds along with 8.5 steals and 4.2 blocks per game. The Pelicans have the 6th-best defense among all sides with an Adjusted Defense Rating of 112.4.

The New Orleans have a more solid defense panel than the Atlanta Hawks.

Pelicans vs Hawks Prediction: Odds

Spread

  • New Orleans Pelicans: -4 (-105)
  • Atlanta Hawks: +4 (-105)

Moneyline

  • New Orleans Pelicans: -170
  • Atlanta Hawks: +150

Win Probability

  • New Orleans Pelicans: 54%
  • Atlanta Hawks: 46%

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Hawks vs Pelicans Prediction: Last Game Analysis

Can the Hawks bounce back?

The Atlanta Hawks faced a crushing away loss against the Denver Nuggets in the last game. They had no answers for Jamal Murray who dominated them throughout the contest by scoring 41 points. After trailing by 18 points at halftime, the Hawks tried to make a comeback in the second half. Atlanta blocked three back-to-back field goal attempts of the Nuggets at the end of the third quarter. Okongwu’s tip-in helped the Hawks reduce the deficit to 11 points. A jumper by Hunter brought them more closer but Denver responded by a 15-2 run and eliminated any chances of a win for Atlanta.

Dejounte Murray led the scoring for the Hawks with 28 points. He also added 4 rebounds and 10 assists. De’Andre Hunter contributed 20 points with 3 rebounds and 4 assists.

Will the Pelicans extend their winning streak at home?

Murphy’s stellar show helped the Pelicans secure a solid home win against the Sacramento Kings in the last fixture. The Pelicans were short-handed as they were missing Ingram and Valanciunas apart from Williamson. However, they ticked all the boxes in both offense and defense. New Orleans shot 56.5% from the field while restricting Sacramento to 42.7%. They also outrebounded the Kings 48-38.

Trey Murphy III gave an excellent performance for the Pelicans by scoring 30 points with 4 rebounds. CJ McCollum played well too and scored 24 points with 4 assists.

Pelicans vs Hawks Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats

Both these teams have met 42 times in the regular season of the NBA. The New Orleans Pelicans are ahead with 22 wins, while the Atlanta Hawks won 20 games.

If we check out the last 5 meetings, 4 games were won by the Hawks and only 1 by the Pelicans. The previous clash took place in the current season on 5 November 2022. The Atlanta Hawks won that matchup with a score of 124-121 in OT.

Head-to-Head: Key Highlights (Last 5 Meetings)

  • The New Orleans Pelicans hosted 2 games and both of them were won by the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Average Number of Total Points scored: 226.8
  • Average Number of Points scored by the New Orleans Pelicans: 109.4
  • Average Number of Points scored by the Atlanta Hawks: 117.4

Pelicans vs Hawks Prediction: Players to Watch Out

New Orleans Pelicans

C.J. McCollum (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 21.3 | Assists Per Game: 5.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.3

Brandon Ingram (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 21.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.3 | Assists Per Game: 5.0

Ingram’s participation in the next game is subject to fitness.

Jonas Valunciunas (Center)

Points Per Game: 14.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 9.7 | Assists Per Game: 1.7

Valunciunas’ participation in the next game is subject to fitness.

Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young (Point Guard) Subject to fitness.

Points Per Game: 27.0 | Assists Per Game: 9.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.9

Young’s participation in the next game is subject to fitness.

Dejounte Murray (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 21.2 | Assists Per Game: 6.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.4

De’Andre Hunter (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 16.0 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.3 | Assists Per Game: 1.4

Hawks vs Pelicans Winner Prediction

  • Momentum Advantage: Pelicans
  • Home Advantage: Pelicans
  • Offensive Advantage: None
  • Defensive Advantage: Pelicans
  • Overall: Advantage Pelicans

It will surely be a challenging contest for the Atlanta Hawks against the New Orleans Pelicans in their own backyard. On the other hand, the New Orleans Pelicans will hope for the fitness of Ingram and Valunciunas ahead of the next game. The Hawks are expected to give some fight but the odds and stats suggest a win for the Pelicans in this matchup.

Subhash

Subhash

Subhash, Founder of Crowdwisdom360 is an MBA and a Trained Financial Advisor with an extensive background in Forecasting in Financial Services and Politics. He has appeared many times on National TV and has written for a variety of magazines on Wealth Management and Election Strategy.
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