Pelicans @ Hawks: New Orleans, Atlanta looking to get back on track
Pelicans @ Hawks NBA odds, spreads and predictions
New Orleans and Atlanta are looking to make something out of lost seasons.
The New Orleans Pelicans dropped a second game in a row falling big to the Toronto Raptors 127-104.
With Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday sidelined, Julius Randle made plays all over the court for New Orleans with 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.
Frank Jackson was nine-of-20 from the field for a team-high 20 points, while Elfrid Payton added 13 points, six rebounds and six assists.
Kenrich Williams had a career-high five steals, adding nine points, five rebounds and four assists.
Cheick Diallo contributed a double-double off the bench posting 16 points and team-high 12 rebounds.
When is it? Sunday March 10th
What time is tip off? 6:00 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? State Farm Arena
Which channel is it on? NBATV
The Atlanta Hawks dropped a third consecutive game after falling to the Brooklyn Nets 114-112.
John Collins had a monster game posting a double-double with a team-high 33 points and career-high 20 rebounds.
Trae Young also had himself a day putting together a triple-double with 23 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.
Alex Len had 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting, and Taurean Prince added 13 points, four assists and three rebounds.
Pelicans @ Hawks Spread
Atlanta is giving New Orleans 2 points in this matchup.
The Pelicans offense will give them a slight advantage against a vulnerable Hawks defense.
Atlanta ranks worst in the NBA allowing 118.8 ppg; New Orleans holds the third best offense in the league averaging 115.6 ppg but the Pelicans defense has been the team's Achilles heel, ranking fourth worst allowing 115.2 ppg.
Expect plenty of scoring in this matchup with Atlanta getting the edge as the home underdog.
Take the Hawks to cover.
Pelicans @ Hawks Moneyline
Think New Orleans will get back on track at home? Betting $95 could win profit of $100.
Like Atlanta to snap the three-game losing streak? Spending $120 would win $100 profit.
Pelicans @ Hawks Over/Under
The over/under for this matchup is set at 237 points.
Final score prediction: New Orleans Pelicans 106, Atlanta Hawks 116
Take the under in this game.
Where the game will be won or lost
This matchup will be decided by which players are able to suit up on Sunday for both sides.
Atlanta will need all hands on deck from Collins, Prince and Kent Bazemore to produce points with Young.
New Orleans' line-up changes often with the constant uncertainty of Davis, and they are expected to be without Holiday for at least a week with an abdominal strain.
With those two stars out, the Pelicans have to turn towards Randle and Okafor to put together points in the paint.