Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers Total Pick
- Updated: April 6, 2014
Time: 6 PM EST Sunday April 6, 2014, NBATV
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
The Indiana Pacers host the Atlanta Hawks in an Eastern Conference match up.
In their last games: The Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-98 and the Pacers lost to the Toronto Raptors 102-94.
In their win over the Cavs Mike Scott went for 26 points and the Cavs jumped out to a 16 point first quarter lead. In the game the Hawks were solid on both sides of the floor shooting a FG% of 58.5% and they held Cleveland to 39.6% shooting.
In their loss to the Raptors the Pacers were outscored by 8 points in the 4th quarter and for the game only shot 42.3% from the floor.
The Pacers have won 2 of 3 games against the Hawks this season with the most recent being a 108-98 home win.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Pacers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Hawks.
In the last 16 games between these 2 teams in Indiana the Under record is 12-3-1.
The Hawks are coming off a win and the Pacers are coming off a loss and each team is 3-7 in their last 10 games.
Point Spread: Indiana -8
Total Line: 187.5
Money Line: Hawks +315 / Pacers -380
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Atlanta Hawks: 33-42 SU 32-42-1 ATS
Indiana Pacers: 53-24 SU 35-41-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• ATL is 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 road games.
• ATL is 6-22-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall.
• ATL has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 road games.
• IND is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games.
• IND is 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
• IND has an Under record of 9-2 in their last 11 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Atlanta Hawks: 88.01
Indiana Pacers: 93.25
Key Player Injuries
[F] 02/21/2014 – Gustavo Ayon out for season ( Shoulder )
[G] 12/31/2013 – John Jenkins out for season ( Back )
[C] 12/27/2013 – Al Horford out for season ( Shoulder )
[C] 03/20/2014 – Andrew Bynum out indefinitely ( Knee )
[G] 03/26/2014 – C.J. Watson out indefinitely ( Hamstring )
The Pacers have been playing awful ball going 3-7 straight up and 1-9 ATS in their last 10. However, they have still been playing reasonably well at home winning 3 of their last 4. Their scoring has been atrocious with 5 of 6 games prior to the last two resulting in fewer than 80 points. The Hawks while doing a better job on the scoreboard certainly has not been scaring defenses failing to reach 100 points in 6 of their last 8. The Pacers have the No. 1 scoring defense in the league and this matchup is on a 3-1 trend to the under including 2-1 this season. They did combine for 207 points the last time in Indiana, but that was a different Pacers team.
Take the Under 187.5.