Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans, Thursday, Las Vegas Odds, NBA Sports Betting, Picks and Prediction

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ATLANTA HAWKS NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
19-16 January 5, 8:00 PM | Smoothie King Center 14-22

When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, January 5, 2017
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: 8 p.m. ET, FSN Southeast (Atlanta), FSN New Orleans

Team Spread Money Line Total
Atlanta Hawks +2.5 -110 +125 208.5 -110
New Orleans Pelicans -2.5 -110 -145 208.5 -110

The Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Pelicans will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Smoothie King Center.

ABOUT THE HAWKS (19-16): Forward Paul Millsap has been heavily involved in trade rumors of late, but it has not affected him on the court. The Louisiana Tech product recorded 16 points, six rebounds and four steals in the win over Orlando and is averaging 21.5 points and eight boards during the team’s winning streak. Swingman Kent Bazemore has made four of his five 3-point attempts this month after hitting just 5-of-32 in December.

ABOUT THE PELICANS (14-22): Davis has been playing center recently in New Orleans’ new small lineup, but the squad will have more help underneath with this week’s signing of big man Donatas Motiejunas, who hasn’t played since last season’s playoffs with Houston. “I think that he alleviates some of the double-teams (around Davis) that teams can throw out there because he can spot up and he can space the floor,” coach Alvin Gentry told reporters on Wednesday. “I think having him out there creates more space. We kind of want to look at it like maybe a Channing Frye situation.” Motiejunas, who averaged 12 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Rockets in 2014-15 before injuries hampered him last season, said he feels “incredible” and Gentry did not rule out having his new addition in the lineup against the Hawks.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Pelicans listed as 2½-point favorites versus the Hawks, while the game’s total is sitting at 208.5 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

The New Orleans Pelicans will try to extend their home winning streak to five games when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday. The Pelicans won the final four contests of their recent five-game homestand before falling 90-82 at Cleveland on Monday, and the current run at the Smoothie King Center is their longest since a five-gamer at the end of the 2014-15 season.

Star forward Anthony Davis scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds but was just 10-of-27 shooting and missed his only two free-throw attempts in the loss to the Cavaliers. “When we need buckets, the team relies on me, and I didn’t deliver,” Davis told reporters. “We just have to make open shots, mainly myself. It’s on me. I’ve got to play better.” The Hawks are on a four-game winning streak of their own after posting a 111-92 win at Orlando on Wednesday in the opener of a four-game road trip. Six players scored at least 11 points as Atlanta shot 54.3 percent overall and made 10-of-19 3-pointers.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 90-82 loser as they battled the Cavaliers on the road. The Pelicans covered in the match as a +9-point underdog, while 172 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 111-92 winner on the road against the Magic. They covered the -2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

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Atlanta:
Team record: 19-16 SU,17-18 ATS
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

New Orleans:
Team record: 14-22 SU,17-18-1 ATS
New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’s last 5 games

Next up:
Atlanta at Dallas Saturday, January 7
New Orleans at Boston Saturday, January 7

PRO HOOPS UPDATES
1. New Orleans SG Buddy Hield is averaging 15.8 points over his last four games and is shooting 47.2 percent from 3-point range in 16 starts, compared to 26.6 percent in 20 contests off the bench.

2. Hawks C Dwight Howard has recorded four double-doubles in five games since returning from a back injury

3. PG Tim Frazier led six Pelicans in double figures with 21 points in a 112-94 win at Atlanta on Nov. 22.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Atlanta Hawks will cover the spread at +2.5 and the game will stay under 208.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Pelicans 105, Hawks 103 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
ATL TEAM NOH
102.5 PTS FOR 102.3
103.6 PTS AGNST 105.5
-1.1 DIFF. -3.2
33.4 DEF REBOUNDS 36.1
10.5 OFF REBOUNDS 8.5
45.6 FG% 43.8
71.6 FT% 75.4
8.7 3 POINTERS 8.9
8.7 STEALS 7.4
INJURIES
ATLANTA
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
NEW ORLEANS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
ATLANTA
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing New Orleans
Atlanta is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’s last 5 games
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans’s last 8 games at home
New Orleans is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Atlanta
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Atlanta’s Overall Scoring vs New Orleans’s Overall Defense 102.5 20 105.5 20
Atlanta’s Away Scoring vs New Orleans’s Home Defense 99.8 24 106.2 24
Atlanta’s Road Rebounds vs New Orleans’s Home Rebounds Allowed 43.9 9 49.4 30
New Orleans’s Overall Scoring vs Atlanta’s Overall Defense 102.3 22 103.6 13
New Orleans’s Home Scoring vs Atlanta’s Road Defense 106.1 13 102.3 7
New Orleans’s Home Rebounds vs Atlanta’s Road Rebounds Allowed 45.2 12 43.4 9
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
ATLANTA
Atlanta has the third worst free throw percentage in the league at 71.6.
NEW ORLEANS
New Orleans allows the third most three points made in the league with 10.5 per game.
New Orleans has the worst rebounds allowed in the league 49.0.
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
Atlanta 45.6 45.2 0.4
New Orleans 43.8 44.2 -0.3
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
Atlanta 10.5 33.4 43.9
New Orleans 8.5 36.1 44.6
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
Atlanta 24.1 15.4 1.6
New Orleans 23.0 12.1 1.9

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