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Hawks vs Pacers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers
- Where: Indianapolis at Gainbridge Fieldhouse
- Date: Friday, January 13th
- Betting Odds IND +3, ATL -150 | IND +124 O/U OFF
So far, the Hawks have put together an overall record of 19-22, while going 16-24-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.
Not only did the Hawks drop their last game to the Bucks. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 114-105 as 4 point underdogs. Atlanta got off to a slow start, trailing by 21 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Bogdan Bogdanovic, as he contributed 22 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.
The Pacers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 23-19. So far, the team has gone 25-16-1 against the spread. Looking back on Pacers’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 2-1 while averaging 112 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 1-1-1.
Not only did the Pacers drop their last game to the Knicks. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 119-113 as 4 point underdogs. In the loss, Indiana got off to a slow start, trailing by 21 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Buddy Hield, as he contributed 31 points while hitting 55.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Hawks averaged 127.5 points per game vs Indiana, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Pacers also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 118.5 points per game vs Atlanta. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 3-2 in favor of the Hawks. In these matchups, Atlanta has averaged 124 points per game, while allowing 120. Over the course of these games, they averaged 244 points per game, leading a 5-0 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Coming into today’s action, Atlanta is averaging 115.0 points per contest. This figure places them 11th in the league. Coming into today’s game, the Hawks will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.3 made 3’s per game. If the team is going to improve their scoring numbers, they will need to become more efficient with their shots as Atlanta is already one of the leaders in pace, averaging 101.7 possessions per game.
Currently, the Hawks defense is ranked 21st in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.38 points per game vs the unit.
This season, the Hawks offense has primarily worked through Trae Young and Dejounte Murray who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 36 games, Young is 12th in the NBA at 27.5 points per game. So far, him and Murray have accounted for 42% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 47.6 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Dejounte Murray is grabbing 5.4 rebounds for Atlanta to go along with 6.1 assists.
Through 42 games, Indiana is the 10th best scoring team at 115.6 points per game. The Pacers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.3 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 100.5 possessions per contest.
Currently, the Pacers defense is ranked 26th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 114.94 points per game vs the unit.
Buddy Hield is expected to play a key role in Indiana’s scoring efforts against the Atlanta today, as Tyrese Haliburton is unavailable. Haliburton is the team’s leading scorer this season with 20.2 points per game. Hield is 2nd in scoring for the team with 18.3 points per game, which ranks him 65.0th in the NBA. In his 42 games, he has hit 45.7% of his field goal attempts and is grabbing 4.9 rebounds per game.
Hawks vs Pacers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Pacers +3
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF
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