The Indiana Pacers (22-15) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (15-21) on Friday, January 12th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on Peac. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Pacers vs Hawks
The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win
The Pacers beat the Wizards in their most recent game, ending with a score of 112-104. Going into the game, the Pacers were favored by -8.5 and their 8 point win was not enough to cover the spread. As for the over/under, the combined score of 216 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 251.5.
As the Pacers prepare for today’s game, they are looking to extend their two-game winning streak. Overall, the Pacers have a record of 22-15. In their 37 games, the Pacers have gone 19-11 against teams in the Eastern Conference and 3-4 in non-conference games.
Indiana comes in with an overall ATS record of 21-16 so far this season. During this season, Indiana has a 10-8 record against the spread as favorites and 11-8 as underdogs.
The Hawks Are Coming Off A Win
The Hawks picked up a win over the 76ers in their latest game, finishing with a score of 139-132. Not only did the Hawks win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -1 point favorites. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 246.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
Coming into today, the Hawks are 15-21 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In Eastern Conference matchups this season, the Hawks are 10-17 and are 5-4 in non-conference games.
Atlanta’s ATS record sits below .500 (9-27). In their last five road games, Atlanta has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 6-15 on the road as opposed to 3-12 at home.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
The Indiana offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 126.6 points per game.
Indiana comes into this game with the top-ranked offense in the NBA, averaging 126.6 points per game. They are also the top-scoring team on the road, averaging 125.3 points per game.
When it comes to pace, the Pacers are 2nd in the NBA at 102.5 possessions per game. They are also one of the top shooting teams in the league, ranking 2nd in field goal percentage at 50%.
Indiana leads the NBA in two-point field goal percentage at 59%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 6th in the league at 38%. Overall, they are 5th in three-point makes per game with 14.5.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
The Hawks step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 122.7 points per game (4th).
When it comes to scoring, the Hawks are one of the NBA’s best teams, averaging 122.7 points per game (4th). At home, they are even better, scoring 125.9 points per game (2nd).
Atlanta’s offensive style is evident in their pace, as they are 5th in the NBA at 101.7 possessions per game. This has led to them being 6th in three-point attempts (38.4) and 7th in made threes (14).
So far, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 69.4% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 17th in the league at 47%.
Pacers Team Defense
Looking at the Pacers defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 123.8 points per game (28th). In the terms of takeaways, Pacers are causing 12.8 turnovers per game, ranking 12th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 3rd in rejections, averaging 6.3 blocked shots each game.
Hawks Team Defense
Looking at the Hawks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 124.0 points per game (29th). For the season, Atlanta is ranked 21st in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.9 free-throws per game vs. the Hawks and have an overall field goal percentage of 50.2%.
Key Players For The Pacers And Hawks
In today’s game, our projections have Myles Turner leading the Pacers with 17 points on 6/11 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 17.6 points per game, in addition to 7.4 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Trae Young to be the top scorer for the Hawks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 26, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 42.9% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 27.8 points per game.
Pacers vs Hawks Trends
- Although Indiana has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 6-4. The team averaged 122 points per game in these games.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Atlanta has an ATS record of 2-8 while averaging 120 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
- Through their last three games as the underdog, the Pacers have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
- Through their last three games as the favorite, the Hawks have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
As the underdogs with a spread of +5.5, we recommend going with the Pacers on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 252.5, and our model predicts the Pacers and Hawks to score a combined 227 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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