Hawks vs Pelicans: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 2, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 2, 2021

Nickeil Alexander-Walker leads the New Orleans Pelicans (21-26) into a matchup with the Atlanta Hawks (24-24) after scoring 31 points in a 115-110 loss to the Magic. The Pelicans are 2-point underdogs in the matchup on Friday, April 2, 2021, which starts at 9:00 PM ET on BSSE. The matchup’s over/under is set at 223.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 2, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Hawks vs Pelicans Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 2

John Collins: Out (Ankle),
Cam Reddish: Out (Achilles),
Kris Dunn: Out (Ankle),
De’Andre Hunter: Out (Knee)

Lonzo Ball: Out (Hip),
Brandon Ingram: Out (Foot),
Zion Williamson: Out (Thumb)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Pelicans (+2)
Total Pick Over (223.5)
Prediction Pelicans 114, Hawks 112

The model line is much more favorable to the Pelicans compared to the DraftKings line, a 4.0 point difference, and has them favored to win Friday’s game outright. Put your money on the Pelicans.

In this game, the model projects a total (226.8 points) a little higher than the DraftKings over/under (223.5 points).

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Hawks Key Players

Trae Young 46 25.5 4.0 9.6 0.9 0.2 2.4
John Collins 47 18.2 7.7 1.4 0.5 1.0 1.3
De’Andre Hunter 20 16.0 5.1 2.1 0.9 0.5 1.6
Clint Capela 42 15.0 14.2 0.8 0.7 2.2 0.0
Danilo Gallinari 36 12.9 4.0 1.5 0.6 0.2 2.1

Hawks Player Props

  • Trae Young’s assists prop total for the matchup is listed at 9.5 assists, 0.1 less than his season average of 9.6.
  • Clint Capela’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 29.5, 0.5 less than his season average of 30.0.
  • Young’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots greater than his season average of 2.4.
  • Capela’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.7 blocks lower than his season average of 2.2.

Pelicans Key Players

Zion Williamson 44 26.4 7.1 3.5 0.9 0.7 0.2
Brandon Ingram 46 23.8 4.9 4.7 0.6 0.7 2.4
Lonzo Ball 38 14.2 4.2 5.6 1.3 0.6 3.0
Eric Bledsoe 46 11.5 3.4 3.9 0.7 0.3 1.8
Nickeil Alexander-Walker 39 10.3 3.1 2.0 0.9 0.5 1.6

Pelicans Player Props

  • Zion Williamson’s points prop total for the contest is set at 28.5, 2.1 points higher than his season average of 26.4.
  • Lonzo Ball’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 23.5, 0.4 lower than his season average of 23.9.
  • Ball’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.5 shots lower than his season average of 3.0.
  • Ball’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals greater than his season average of 1.3.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Hawks have a 46.1% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.9% lower than the 47% of shots the Pelicans’ opponents have knocked down.
  • Atlanta has a 13-8 record against the spread and a 12-9 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 47% from the field.
  • New Orleans has a 14-7 record against the spread and a 15-6 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 46.1% of their shots from the field.
  • The Pelicans are shooting 48.6% from the field, 2.6% higher than the 46% the Hawks’ opponents have shot this season.
  • New Orleans is 20-13 against the spread and 18-15 overall when it shoots higher than 46% from the field.
  • This season, Atlanta has a 19-10-1 record against the spread and a 22-8 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot above 48.6% from the field.
  • The Hawks are making 36.6% of their three-point shots this season, 2.1% lower than the 38.7% the Pelicans allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Atlanta has a 12-3-1 record against the spread and a 12-4 record overall when the team knocks down more than 38.7% of its three-point shots.
  • New Orleans is 14-7 against the spread while putting together a 16-5 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 36.6% from downtown.
  • The Pelicans are hitting 36% of their shots from beyond the arc, which is -1 percentage points fewer than the 35% the Hawks’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • New Orleans has a 16-8 ATS record and is 15-9 straight-up when the team hits more than 35% of its three-point attempts.
  • Atlanta has a 17-10 ATS record and a 17-10 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 36% from three-point range.
  • The Hawks’ 12.6 made three-pointers per game this season is 1.3 more made shots on average than the 11.3 per game the Pelicans allow.
  • When Atlanta makes more threes than its opponents, it is 15-7-1 against the spread and 16-7 overall. When New Orleans is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 12-22 ATS and 12-23 straight up.
  • The Pelicans rank 23rd in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Hawks give up the seventh-fewest made threes in the league.

Hawks vs Pelicans Stat Rankings

Hawks Rank Hawks AVG Pelicans AVG Pelicans Rank
12th 112.9 Points Scored 115.2 4th
13th 111.5 Points Allowed 114.7 26th
9th 45.6 Rebounds 46.5 3rd
4th 10.9 Off. Rebounds 11.6 1st
16th 12.6 3pt Made 11.3 23rd
19th 24.3 Assists 26.3 9th
12th 13 Turnovers 13.5 16th

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