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Hawks vs. Pelicans line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Wednesday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Wednesday's matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Pelicans
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The Atlanta Hawks take on the New Orleans Pelicans in a nationally televised clash at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Atlanta is favored by five points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 219.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). Before making any Hawks vs. Pelicans picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned almost $9,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model finished up almost $600 on its top-rated picks last season and enters Week 2 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 103-68 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns!

The model knows the Hawks are playing at a high level, and they have been for a while. Atlanta finished last season on a 27-11 roll, then the Hawks stunned the NBA world in reaching the Eastern Conference Finals. This season, the Hawks are leaning on a top-five defense, allowing opponents to score only 96.1 points per 100 possessions. Trae Young keys an explosive offense, and the Hawks are deep and talented.

The model also knows New Orleans is explosive offensively. The Pelicans scored 1.13 points per possession last season, and New Orleans led the NBA in offensive rebound rate. The Pelicans are again grabbing more than 30 percent of their own misses on the offensive glass, and New Orleans is assisting on 61.2 percent of field goals. Brandon Ingram is an explosive scorer, putting up 27 points per game, and the Pelicans have young talent all over the floor.

Now, it has set its sights on Hawks vs. Pelicans. We can tell you the model is leaning over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins Hawks vs. Pelicans? And which side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Hawks vs. Pelicans spread you should be all over Wednesday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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