Pelicans vs. Hawks Spread Prediction
The New Orleans Pelicans have won three straight games on the road but will earning a fourth consecutive game away from the Smoothie King Center prove too difficult? The Pelicans visit the Atlanta Hawks Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. ET as a 3.5-point underdog.
6:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, March 10, 2019
State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Hawks are 3.5-point favorites to beat the Pelicans. The total, meanwhile, sits at 234.5 points and as of this writing, 55% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Hawks to cover the point spread.
New Orleans Pelicans Fantasy Spin
Anthony Davis (back) is questionable for Sunday against the Hawks. He was a late scratch on Friday night, and of course the Pelicans have him on a rest plan going forward. Davis' fantasy owners should plan on him not playing in this game, and Cheick Diallo should be owned in standard leagues. There could be more minutes for Darius Miller, as well.
Atlanta Hawks Fantasy Spin
Trae Young recorded the first NBA triple-double of his career against the Nets during a 114-112 loss on Saturday, making 4-of-14 from the field for 23 points with 10 rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes. It's just the second time he's had double-digit boards, but his rebounding numbers have been on the rise with an increase in his monthly per-game average dating back to December. The other big jump for Young is him getting to the line 10 times per game over his last six. Young is likely never going to be a plus contributor in FG%, but all the pieces are starting to come together for him to be a stud fantasy PG.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pelicans are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 road games and are 12-5 against the number in their last 17 games coming off a loss.
The Hawks have covered in seven of their last nine games overall and are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games coming off a loss.
Davis didn’t play Friday night versus the Raptors and neither did Jrue Holiday (abdominal strain). This led to the Pelicans utilizing a makeshift lineup that essentially featured Frank Jackson, who scored 20 points, but he also doesn’t have an assist over his last three games. Jackson isn’t exactly a complete player. Meanwhile, the Hawks have lost three in a row but only by a total of 10 points. With Young coming off the first triple-double of his NBA career and John Collins pouring in 33 points with 20 rebounds for the young Hawks, I like Atlanta tonight laying fewer than two buckets.
Sunday NBA Prediction: Atlanta Hawks -3.5