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Pacers vs Hawks NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks
  • Where: Atlanta at State Farm Arena
  • Date: Saturday, March 25th
  • Betting Odds ATL -10, IND +363 | ATL -485 O/U nan

The Pacers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 33-41. So far, the team has gone 39-34-1 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Indiana has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.

Not only did the Pacers drop their last game to the Celtics. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 120-95 as 11 point underdogs. In the defeat, Indiana did not outscore the Celtics in a single quarter. In the loss, Myles Turner led the team in scoring with 20 points on a field goal percentage of 69.2%.

So far, the Hawks have put together an overall record of 36-37, while going 33-39-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.

The Hawks will be looking to bounce back from a 125-124 loss to the Timberwolves. In terms of betting, Atlanta entered as 4 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. Atlanta was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Timberwolves by 1 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Trae Young, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 37.5% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Pacers picked up the win 129-114 win over the Hawks. Heading into the game, Indiana was the 1.5 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far, the two team’s have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Pacers averaged 118.5 points per game vs Atlanta, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Hawks also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 127.5 points per game vs Indiana. When looking at how these teams have performed vs the spread in recent matchups, the Pacers have an ATS mark of 3-2. Yet, the Hawks have averaged more points per game in these contests, at 124 compared to Atlanta at 120. Indiana and Atlanta averaged a combined 244 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Heading into play, the Pacers offense is rated 12th in the league in scoring, averaging 115.6 points per contest. When looking at the Pacers pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 100.4. So far, the team has been able to rank well on offense, even though their up-tempo style of play has not translated into inside scoring. Currently, Indiana is just 23rd in 2-point field goal makes per game.

On defense, the Pacers will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 26th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

On offense, Buddy Hield leads the Pacers in scoring at 17.0 points per game, placing him 76th in the NBA. Overall, Hield has hit 45.6% of his shots while accounting for 14.7% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 15th in points allowed to small-forwards. At 16.4 points per game, Bennedict Mathurin is the 2nd leading scorer for the Pacers. For the season, he is 209th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 43.1%.

The Atlanta offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 4th ranked offense at 117.6 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Hawks will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.7 made 3’s per game. Although Atlanta has struggled with their outside shot, they have done a good job taking care of the ball, averaging just 12.3 turnovers 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.

One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Trae Young, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Young leads the team in scoring at 26.8 points per game while Murray is 2nd at 20.5. For the season, Young is 8th in the NBA in usage rate and 24th in player efficiency. Behind him, Murray has taken 19.5% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 46.0%.

Pacers vs Hawks Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Pacers +10
  • Free Total Prediction: Under nan