Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Hawks versus the Pacers? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BSIN. The game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. The over/under for this game is set at 262.5 points, and the Pacers are the home favorites against the Hawks in a Eastern conference matchup.

ATLANTA HAWKS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Atlanta Hawks +4

This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 5th.

WHY BET THE ATLANTA HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-115 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Our projections have Trae Young finishing with Trae Young points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Hawks finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.3% and knocking down 13 threes.

Will Atlanta Shock Everyone at Gainbridge Fieldhouse?

Heading into today’s game vs. the Pacers, the Hawks are the 4-point underdogs. If they are able to pull off the upset, they will also snap their two-game underdog losing streak. So far, Atlanta has gone 5-12 as the underdog this season.

Overall, the Hawks are 10th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 14-19. Against other teams in the East, Atlanta has gone 9-15 compared to 5-4 in non-conference matchups.

When looking at the over/under results for the Hawks, they have gone 20-13 with OU lines lower than today’s line of 262.5. This season, their games have averaged 245.9 points per contest.

On the road, Atlanta has put together an average scoring margin of +.3 points per game compared to -1.3 at home. The Hawks’ 9-10 road record ATS is just slightly better than their 8-25 overall ATS mark.

So far, the Hawks have been the underdog in 17 of their 33 games and have a record of 5-12 in those games. Their ATS losing streak as the underdog is currently at two games, and they have failed to cover the spread in three straight road games.

Coming into the game, Atlanta is averaging 122.8 points per game. However, they just put up 141 points against the Thunder. Trae Young is leading the team in scoring at 28.2 points per game while Dejounte Murray is averaging 20.6 PPG.

The Hawks’ defense is presently ranked 28th in the league, allowing an average of 123.2 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the Thunder, the Hawks’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 54% leading to 138 points.

Will the Pacers Win at Gainbridge Fieldhouse?

Heading into today’s game vs. the Hawks, the Pacers are the 4-point favorites at home. If they are able to cover the spread, they will also pick up their 3rd straight win vs. the spread as the favorite.

Right now, the Pacers are 5th in the Eastern Conference standings and 2nd in the Central Division on a five-game winning streak. Against other teams in the East, the Pacers have gone 16-10 compared to 3-4 in non-conference matchups.

Through 33 games, Indiana has an overall record of 19-14 and an ATS record of 19-14. When playing at home, they have an average scoring margin of +7.1 points per game and an average ATS margin of +3.6 points. For the season, they have been the favorite in 16 games.

The over/under record in their games is currently 23-10 with the over/under lines averaging 243.2 points per game. Today’s line of 262.5 is just below the average over/under line in their games. The Pacers have finished with a higher over/under record in relation to today’s line in each game (272 points).

At home this year, Indiana is putting up 128.4 points per game, which is tops in the NBA. Overall, they are averaging 126.9 points per game, also 1st in the league. In their last game, Tyrese Haliburton led the team in scoring with 31 points. Bennedict Mathurin chipped in 16 points as well.

Facing Atlanta, the Pacers aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 124.6 points allowed per game (29th). Opponents are hitting 55.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.0% of their three-point attempts.