Hawks vs. Pacers Game 1 Pick

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (ATS Consultants) – Game 1 between the Hawks and Pacers tips off at 1:00PM ET. Which team will cover the 6.5-point spread?

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ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Pacers as 6.5-point favorites over the Hawks, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 185.5 points.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Pacers opened as 6.5-point favorites and that's where the line currently sits at most online sports books. As for the total, it opened at 184.5 and has been bet up to 185.5 at the majority of online and Vegas books.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 63% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Pacers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.

NBA FREE PICK: Take Atlanta. According to latest NBA trends, Atlanta is 4-0 ATS last 4 Sunday games, 6-2 ATS last 8 road games, 10-4 ATS last 14 Conference quarterfinal games and 10-4 ATS last 14 in series.  Indiana is 4-12-1 ATS last 17 following a double-digit loss at home, 0-7 ATS last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-5 ATS last 5 home games.

Atlanta (44-38 SU, 37-43-2 ATS, 42-39-1 O/U) has lost two straight coming into the playoffs. For some reason, they avoided the fifth spot and wound up in sixth. Indiana (49-32SU, 42-39 ATS, 38-42-1 O/U) lost three straight to end the regular season including a 105-95 loss at home to Philadelphia as 2.5-point betting odds favorite. They are 0-6 ATS last 6 games. Atlanta sharpshooter Kyle Korver is a third or fourth option but he has been key in Atlanta's two regular-season wins over Indiana, making 53.1 percent of his three-pointers. Atlanta can defend with a man-to-man but they were most successful when they went zone against the Pacers in a November win. Indiana made just 4 of 19 shots from the field and scored just nine points in the fourth quarter. Indiana shoots 34.7 percent from beyond the arc (22nd) and they don't have a shooter like Reggie Miller or even Korver to go against a zone. Indiana hasn't won an opening game in a series since 2006. The might do it this time but it will be a struggle  Atlanta visits Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. to take on the Pacers at 1pmET on Sunday in the first game of the Eastern Conference first round matchup. 

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