Pacers vs. Hawks Prediction
In a series that has often been tightly contested, the Pacers and Hawks will square off this evening at 6:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hawks are 5-point home favorites versus the Pacers while the over/under is currently sitting at 197.5 points. Atlanta had opened as a 4.5-point favorite before the number was bet up, while the total opened at 197 before climbing a half point as well.
In the last four games between these two teams, the combined scores were 391-391. In fact, it's been 11 meetings since Indiana and Atlanta played a game that required a triple-digit point total for the winner.
The Pacers, winners of three in a row and four of their last five, are hot thanks to Paul George. He scored 20 points in Saturday's 112-105 win over the Mavericks and in his last four games, he's managed 29.0 points and made 44.8 percent of his 3-pointers.
Not only is Indiana rolling on the hardwood, the Pacers have also been profitable at the betting window. They've covered five of their last six games and are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games. They've also 5-2 ATS in their last seven games away from Indiana when they've played a team with a winning home record.
Atlanta, meanwhile, has not been profitable at home of late. The Hawks have failed to cover in five of their last seven home games and for one reason or another, they've also struggled on Sundays, going 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 games played on this day.
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