The Indiana Pacers (7-5) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (6-6) on Tuesday, November 21st. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in State Farm Arena and televised on BSSE. Both the Pacers and Hawks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.
Pacers vs Hawks
The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Pacers were defeated by the Magic in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 128-116. The Pacers not only lost the game but also failed to cover the spread as -4 point favorites. Before the game, the over/under line was 236.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.
The Pacers head into today’s action with an overall record of 7-5 and have gone 1-2 over their previous three games. The team is presently 6th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Central division.
Presently, Indiana boasts an ATS record of 7-5, which is above .500 against the spread. This season, Indiana has a 4-3 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 3-2 as underdogs.
The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In the Hawks’ most recent game against the 76ers, Trae Young led the Hawks with 22 points while going 5/14 from the field. Jalen Johnson finished 2nd on the team with 18 points, but Atlanta ended the game with a 126-116 loss.
In their upcoming game against the Pacers, the Hawks can move above .500 with a win, as they are currently 6-6. On the road this season, the Hawks have posted a 4-2 record, whereas they have a 2-4 record at home.
Atlanta has an overall ATS record of 4-8 as they come into today’s game. As the favorite this season, Atlanta is 1-5 vs. the spread while going 3-3 as the underdog.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
Today, the Pacers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 125.7 points per game (1st). The Pacers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.9 made 3’s per game. One thing that could take the team’s offense to the next level is if they can begin to generate more opportunites at the free-throw line. So far, they are averaging just 16.8 made free-throws per game.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the Hawks’ offense is rated 5th in the league in scoring, averaging 119.9 points per contest. When looking at the Hawks 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 100.5. The team not only plays at an up-tempo pace but also combines this style with one of the NBA’s superior field goal percentages, standing at 47%.
Pacers Team Defense
At present, the Pacers’ defense is ranked 28th, allowing 123.8 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pacers are forcing 12.5 per game, which is 7th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 6th in blocked shots at 5.9 per game.
Hawks Team Defense
Looking at the Hawks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 117.9 points per game (24th).
The Atlanta defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.0% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Atlanta.
Key Players For The Pacers And Hawks
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Tyrese Haliburton as the primary point contributor for the Pacers, finishing with 15 points while maintaining a 6/11 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 23.5 points per game, in addition to 4 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Dejounte Murray to be the top scorer for the Hawks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 15, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 48.5% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 21.2 points per game.
Pacers vs Hawks Trends
- In their last three games away from home, the Pacers have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 120 points per game in these contests.
- In their last three home games, the Hawks have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 121 points per game in these contests.
- As the betting underdog, the Pacers have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
- Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Hawks have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +4.5, the Pacers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 251 and our model has the Pacers and Hawks finishing with a combined 223 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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