Hawks vs Pelicans: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 6, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 6, 2021

The Atlanta Hawks (26-24) are slightly favored (by 3 points) to extend a six-game home winning streak when they host the New Orleans Pelicans (22-27) on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 225.5 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 6, 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 6

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

Pelicans:
Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Day To Day (Leg),
Josh Hart: Out (Thumb),
Brandon Ingram: Day To Day (Foot),
Kira Lewis Jr.: Day To Day (Calf),
Zion Williamson: Day To Day (Thumb)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Hawks (-3)
Total Pick Over (225.5)
Prediction Hawks 116, Pelicans 111

Both DraftKings and the model expect the Hawks to walk away with the victory, but the model spread (5.4) is 2.4 points further in their direction.

The model predicts a total 1.8 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

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Hawks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Trae Young 47 25.2 3.9 9.4 0.9 0.2 2.3
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 44 15.2 14.2 0.8 0.8 2.3 0.0
Danilo Gallinari 37 13.2 4.2 1.5 0.5 0.2 2.1

Hawks Player Props

  • Trae Young’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 26.5, 1.3 points greater than his season average of 25.2.
  • Clint Capela’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 32.5, 2.4 greater than his season average of 30.1.
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, 1.2 shots greater than his season average of 2.3.
  • Cameron Reddish’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals higher than his season average of 1.3.

Pelicans Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
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 39 14.5 4.2 5.6 1.4 0.5 3.1
Eric Bledsoe 48 11.7 3.4 3.9 0.7 0.3 1.8
Nickeil Alexander-Walker 41 10.2 3.1 2.0 1.0 0.5 1.6

Pelicans Player Props

  • Zion Williamson’s points prop total for the contest is set at 30.5, 4.1 points higher than his season average of 26.4.
  • Lonzo Ball’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 25.5, 1.2 greater than his season average of 24.3.
  • Ball’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.6 shots lower than his season average of 3.1.
  • James Johnson’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 0.5, 0.4 blocks lower than his season average of 0.9.

Shooting Trends

  • The Hawks are shooting 46.2% from the field this season, one percentage point lower than the 47.2% the Pelicans allow to opponents.
  • In games Atlanta shoots better than 47.2% from the field, it is 14-8 against the spread and 13-9 overall.
  • New Orleans has a 15-7 record against the spread and a 16-6 record overall when allowing its opponents to hit more than 46.2% of their shots from the field.
  • The Pelicans’ 48.4% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.4 percentage points higher than the Hawks have given up to their opponents (46%).
  • New Orleans is 21-13 against the spread and 19-15 overall when it shoots higher than 46% from the field.
  • Atlanta is 21-10-1 against the spread and 24-8 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot above 48.4% from the field.
  • The Hawks shoot 36.8% from three-point range, two% lower than the 38.8% the Pelicans allow to opponents.
  • Atlanta has collected a 13-3-1 record against the spread and a 13-4 straight-up record in games this season when the team connects on more than 38.8% of its three-point shots.
  • New Orleans has put up a 14-7 against the spread while going 16-5 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 36.8% from downtown.
  • The Pelicans shoot 36% from beyond the arc this season. That’s -1.3 percentage points lower than the Hawks have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (34.7%).
  • New Orleans is 17-8 against the spread and 16-9 overall when shooting above 34.7% as a team from three-point range.
  • Atlanta has a 19-10 ATS record and a 19-10 straight-up record this season when it connects on more than 36% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Hawks connect on 12.6 three-pointers per game this season, 1.3 more made shots on average than the 11.3 per game the Pelicans allow.
  • Atlanta has gone 17-7-1 against the spread and 18-7 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When New Orleans makes fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 12-23 ATS and 12-24 straight up.
  • The Pelicans rank 23rd in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Hawks allow the sixth-fewest made threes in the league.

Hawks vs Pelicans Stat Rankings

Hawks Rank Hawks AVG Pelicans AVG Pelicans Rank
12th 113.2 Points Scored 115.1 6th
12th 111.3 Points Allowed 115 27th
8th 45.6 Rebounds 46.4 3rd
5th 10.8 Off. Rebounds 11.5 1st
17th 12.6 3pt Made 11.3 23rd
19th 24.2 Assists 26.2 9th
13th 13.1 Turnovers 13.6 17th

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