Indiana vs. Atlanta Game 6 Point Spread Pick
- Updated: May 1, 2014
Time: 7 PM EST Thursday May 1, 2014, NBATV
Location: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
The Atlanta Hawks host the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 in an Eastern Conference playoff series.
The Hawks lead this best of 7 series 3-2.
In their last games: The Hawks beat the Pacers in Game 5 107-97.
In Game 5 the Hawks shot 50% from the floor and jumped out to a 61-40 halftime lead.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams in Atlanta the total has gone Under every time.
The Pacers are 5-13 ATS in their last 18games against the Hawks in Atlanta.
The favorite 27-12-1 ATS in the last 40 games between these 2 teams.
Point Spread: Indiana -1
Total Line: 186.5
Money Line: Pacers -117 / Hawks -103
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Indiana Pacers: 58-29 SU 40-46-1 ATS
Atlanta Hawks: 41-46 SU 41-45-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• IND is 7-22 ATS in their last 29 road games.
• IND is 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
• IND has an Over record of 8-3-1 in their last 12 games.
• ATL is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
• ATL is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
• ATL has an Under record of 6-0 in their last 6 home games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Indiana Pacers: 91.99
Atlanta Hawks: 89.51
Key Player Injuries
C.J. Watson G Sidelined Apr 30 hip Ready to play on Thursday
George Hill G Sidelined Apr 30 hip Ready for Thursday
Andrew Bynum C Sidelined Mar 17 knee Ruled out for Round 1
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
Point Spread Pick:
Ok let me get this straight. These two clubs have met 6 times since April 6th with the Hawks winning and covering 4 of the 6 games. They’re on a 10-5 straight up run and are at home facing a team who is 3-7 on the road in their last 10. Indiana did get the narrow 91-88 win in in Atlanta in Game 4, but I feel that the current play of both teams supports a Hawks win and since the spread is basically a pick’em at most betting shops the straight up win gets the cover.Take the Atlanta Hawks Pick’em.