Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Pelicans (By: Miyagi)
The Pelicans have way too many issues to deal with today as Okafor and Davis are questionable (Davis is already on a minutes-restriction and there is absolutely no way they will risk him today if he is in fact in pain) which leaves them with no options in Center position but they also have trouble at guards as their best defender and key player Jrue as well as Moore are not available. As a result, Payton and Jackson are expected to start at guards for the Pelicans.
I am sure that everyone considers Randle's points as a banker here, but is it? Cause I can tell from my experience that the weirdest things happen in those kinds of games.
I think that in this game, everything is set up for Trae to have another great performance offensively. He had an amazing month in February and started this month with a 49-point game. He failed to score above 23p in any of his last 4 games but he had a tough schedule as he faced teams that are doing great against opposing guards, like the Spurs, the Heat and even the Nets.
This time things are much easier for the rookie who is having the best of his games at home while another fact that we need to consider is that he is more aggressive and has extra responsibilities and duties offensively when his team is on back to back games acting as the main go-to guy for the Hawks. The Pelicans without Jrue are extremely weak at guards defensively and if they will also miss their Centers there won't be any rim protection and Trae will have an easy time attacking their basket.
I like him to have at least 24 points today and i could even see him above 30 easily, so this one has to be a high-stakes bet.
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Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Pelicans predictions
|Trae Young - Over 23.5 Points||Pinnacle||1.86||10||10 LOST (-10 units)|
Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Pelicans betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).