Basketball. NBA. Regular Season
Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Pelicans
State Farm Arena (Atlanta)
21.03.2022, 01:00 (UTC+3)
Atlanta and New Orleans are ranked 10th in their respective conferences, which means they are fighting for a playoff spot. Who will get an important win in a head-to-head encounter? Let's pick a few options to bet on at once.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Atlanta should only make the playoffs
And that's where Nate McMillan's team could once again become a dangerous force for all in the East. Last year's conference finals was invaluable experience that could help Atlanta perform well this season as well.
The Hawks approach their matchup with New Orleans 10th in the Eastern Conference standings. But in the last 5 games, Atalanta has 4 wins, including ones over such strong opponents as the Clippers, Indiana and Memphis in the last game.
New Orleans are also a play-in contender
The Pelicans rank 10th in the West and are two wins ahead of the San Antonio Spurs, their closest pursuer for the playoffs.
New Orleans secured that advantage in their last game, beating San Antonio in a head-to-head encounter. The top-scorer for the Pelicans was C.J. McCollum with 20 points, 124-91.
- Atlanta: John Collins will not play. Trae Young is questionable;
- New Orleans: Brandon Ingram, Kira Lewis, Larry Nance, Zion Williamson will not play.
Atlanta has 3 wins in a row against New Orleans.
Expert Betting Tips
Atlanta will not have an easy time beating New Orleans. Willie Green's team is playing at a very high level lately and it is not a coincidence that they are winning often. The Pelicans play especially well on defense, so the total for the upcoming game looks way too high.
Prediction: a low-scoring game, especially with the participation of Atlanta's leading offensive force, Trae Young, being questionable for the match.
- Total Under (232.5) for 1.83;
- H2 (+4.5) for 1.845;
- ITU1 (118.5) for 1.90.
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