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Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers Game 5 ATS Pick

Time: 8 PM EST Monday April 28, 2014, NBATV

Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indiana Pacers host the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5 in an Eastern Conference playoff series.

This best of 7 series is tied at 2 games apiece.

In their last games: In Game 4 the Pacers beat the Hawks 91-88.

In Game 4 the Pacers hit some critical late 3-pointers and for the game they shot 48.1% from the field and held the Hawks to a FG% of 35.7%.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

In the last 21 games between these 2 teams in Indiana the Over record is 15-5-1.

The home team is 25-12-1 ATS in the last 38 games between these 2 teams.

With their Game 4 win the Pacers took back home court advantage in this series.

In Game 4 the Indiana FW duo of Paul George and David West combined for 42 points and 15 rebounds.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Indiana -7
Total Line: 186.5
Money Line: Hawks +250 / Pacers -300

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Atlanta Hawks: 40-46 SU 40-45-1 ATS
Indiana Pacers: 58-28 SU 40-45-1 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• ATL is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
• ATL is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
• ATL has an Under record of 8-2 in their last 10 games.
• IND is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games.
• IND is 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games following a S.U. win.
• IND has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Atlanta Hawks: 89.36
Indiana Pacers: 92.27

Key Player Injuries

Gustavo Ayon F/C Sidelined Feb 18 shoulder Out for season
Al Horford F/C Sidelined Dec 26 pectorals Out for season
John Jenkins G Sidelined Dec 26 back Out for the 2013-14 season

Andrew Bynum C Sidelined Mar 17 knee Ruled out for Round 1

Against The Spread Pick:

These two teams have now played 5 times in April with the Hawks winning 3 and the Pacers 2. Indiana has been dominating at home this season and has completely destroyed the East going 25-3 straight up. The thing to note is that Atlanta has two of the roads wins by the East against them, so a home win is not a certainty here for the Pacers. Indiana did win the last home match-up against them by 16 but I’m going to discount that based on my opinion that the Hawks were a little too full of themselves after taking Game 1. The home team shot 52.9% in that win to extend the margin and Atlanta has proven that’s not the norm in this match-up.
Take the Atlanta Hawks +7

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