New Orleans Pelicans vs Atlanta Hawks Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 20

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 20, 2022, 9:10 AM
  • The Hawks (28-31) are -3.5 favorites vs. the Pelicans (23-36)
  • Total (Over/Under): 231.5 points
  • Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 6:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on BSSE & BSNO

The New Orleans Pelicans visit State Farm Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:00pm EDT in Atlanta.

The Hawks are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -3.5 (-115).

So far this NBA season, the Pelicans are 34-35 against the spread, while the Hawks are 29-41 against the spread.

The Pelicans vs Hawks Over/Under is 231.5 total points for the game.


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Pelicans vs. Hawks Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
New Orleans Pelicans+3.5 -105O 231.5 -110140
Atlanta Hawks -3.5 -115U 231.5 -110-165

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pelicans have gone:

  • 34-35 against the Spread (-4.55 Units / -5.91% ROI)
  • 29-41 against the Moneyline (-1.8 Units / -2.03% ROI)
  • 30-40 against the Over for game total points (-13.95 Units / -18.13% ROI)
  • 40-30 against the Under for game total points (+7 Units / 9.09% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Spread in 30 of their last 44 games (+14.63 Units / 30% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the Team Total Over in 32 of their last 49 games (+12.07 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 27 of their last 42 games (+11.54 Units / 25% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 22 of their last 34 away games (+10.97 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 23 of their last 34 away games (+10.81 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Team Total Under in 18 of their last 51 games (-19.25 Units / -33% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 28 of their last 70 games (-16.85 Units / -22% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 27 of their last 68 games (-16.73 Units / -23% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 14 of their last 42 games (-15.73 Units / -34% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 14 of their last 40 games (-14.31 Units / -33% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Hawks have gone:

  • 29-41 against the Spread (-16.1 Units / -20.94% ROI)
  • 35-35 against the Moneyline (-16.35 Units / -10.59% ROI)
  • 37-33 against the Over for game total points (+0.7 Units / 0.91% ROI)
  • 33-37 against the Under for game total points (-7.7 Units / -10% ROI)
  • The Atlanta Hawks have covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 18 of their last 23 games at home (+12.42 Units / 49% ROI)
  • The Atlanta Hawks have covered the Moneyline in 15 of their last 17 games at home (+12.30 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Atlanta Hawks have covered the 1H Game Total Over in 12 of their last 13 games at home (+10.90 Units / 76% ROI)
  • The Atlanta Hawks have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 17 of their last 23 games at home (+10.51 Units / 42% ROI)
  • The Atlanta Hawks have covered the 2Q Spread in 19 of their last 27 games (+10.10 Units / 34% ROI)
  • The Atlanta Hawks have only covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 27 of their last 68 games (-16.87 Units / -23% ROI)
  • The Atlanta Hawks have only covered the Team Total Under in 25 of their last 64 games (-15.89 Units / -22% ROI)
  • The Atlanta Hawks have only covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 6 of their last 25 games at home (-14.91 Units / -54% ROI)
  • The Atlanta Hawks have only covered the 1H Game Total Under in 28 of their last 68 games (-14.63 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Atlanta Hawks have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 26 of their last 62 games (-13.70 Units / -20% ROI)

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New Orleans Pelicans: Keys to the Game vs. the Atlanta Hawks

The Pelicans are 6-28 (.176) when losing the rebounding margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .297

The Pelicans were 6-17 (.261) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Pelicans are 12-31 (.279) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Pelicans are 14-32 (.304) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

Atlanta Hawks: Keys to the Game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans

The Hawks were 18-4 (.818) when shooting 40% or better from three last season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .716

The Hawks are 11-6 (.647) when allowing 15 or more second chance points this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .468

The Hawks were 14-3 (.824) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

Injury Report: Hawks vs. Pelicans - Sunday's Game, Mar. 20

  • Trae Young (Hawks): Young is questionable for Sunday's (Mar. 20) game against New Orleans.
  • John Collins (Hawks): Collins is sidelined indefinitely, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Larry Nance Jr. (Pelicans): Nance Jr. had setback from recovering from his knee injury and will be re-evaluated, according to Jay Allen of Rip City Radio 620. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Kira Lewis Jr. (Pelicans): The Pelicans announced that Lewis Jr. suffered a torn ACL and a grade 2 MCL sprain.
  • Zion Williamson (Pelicans): Williamson is cleared to progress in basketball activities, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Brandon Ingram (Pelicans): Ingram has a mild strain in his right hamstring and will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
  • Devonte' Graham (Pelicans): Graham is questionable for Sunday's (Mar. 20) game against Atlanta.

New Orleans Pelicans Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans had 26.1 free throw attempts per game last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Pelicans averaged 11.7 offensive rebounds per game (845 rebounds/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 9.8

The Pelicans averaged 29% free throw attempts for every field goal attempt (1,878 free throw attempts/6,412 field goal attempts) last season — tied for highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

The Pelicans have an eFG% of 50% this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 52%

Atlanta Hawks Offensive Stats & Trends

The Hawks have averaged 11.4 turnovers per game (500 turnovers/44 games) this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

The Hawks have an assist to turnover ratio of 2.1 (1,030 assists/ 500 TOs) this season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

The Hawks have averaged 5.8 turnovers per game (251 turnovers/43 games) in the second half this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 6.6

The Hawks averaged 28% free throw attempts for every field goal attempt (1,745 free throw attempts/6,281 field goal attempts) last season — 4th highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

New Orleans Pelicans Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,568 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Pelicans have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (493 blocks/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Pelicans have averaged 35.1 defensive rebounds per game (4,074 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Pelicans have averaged 4.0 blocks per game (178 blocks/44 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

Atlanta Hawks Defensive Stats & Trends

The Hawks have averaged 6.3 steals per game (279 steals/44 games) this season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

The Hawks have averaged 6.7 steals per game (782 steals/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

The Hawks have averaged 6.7 steals per game (397 steals/59 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6


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