Free NBA Picks - Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans

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Jordan Sharp

Thursday, January 5, 2017 4:42 PM GMT

The Hawks and Pelicans both play really fast paces, but they also both rank in the top 10 of the league in defense. That part of their games should play in this one and Jordan Sharp is recommending an under play.

  Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Pelicans 

 

If you haven’t noticed by now, the Hawks and Pelicans are playing pretty good basketball. The Pelicans were unnecessarily huge underdogs in their last game that we easily cashed a winning ticket on and now they are playing the Hawks, who are coming off a game last night in Orlando where their defense took charge.

Now these two are facing one another and while both play at a pretty fast pace, they also play strong defense. The Hawks have allowed 97 points per game in regulation over their last seven contests, while the Pelicans’ defense has turned it up too, allowing just 94.2 points per game over their last five.

The Hawks have also cashed the under in five of their seven games coming in on no rest this season. They have cashed the under in two of their last three road games and while these teams have already faced each other once with the Pelicans winning, I see a lower scoring game this time around.

The Pelicans on the other hand have cashed the under at 8-3 in their last 11 games and are 6-2 cashing the under in their last eight home games. With the NBA Odds of 206½ from 5Dimes, I am grabbing it and the under.  Considering the sharps have moved this total down already, it’s a fine spot to be in tonight even with a slightly lower total from where it opened.

 

Free NBA Pick: Under 206½ Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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