At 7:30 ET, the Pacers (22-15) will take on the Hawks (15-21) in an Eastern Conference matchup. Indiana is currently 4th in the East, while Atlanta sits 11th.

The Hawks are favored by 5.5 and have a moneyline of -216. The Pacers, winners of two straight, have a moneyline of +178. The over/under line is set at 252.5.

INDIANA PACERS VS ATLANTA HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Indiana Pacers +5.5

This game will be played at State Farm Arena at 7:30 ET on Friday, January 12th.

WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-113 in favor of the Pacers.
  • Our projections have Myles Turner finishing with Myles Turner points, 7 rebounds and 1 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.9% and knocking down 12 threes.

Can the Indiana Offense Score Enough on the Road?

Indiana comes into today’s game vs. Atlanta with an overall record of 22-15. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently 4th and 2nd in the Central Division.

As for their record vs. the spread, Indiana is 21-16, and they have an average scoring differential of -4.1 points per game as the underdog. On the road, they are 9-7 ATS.

The Pacers have won their last two games, and they were also able to cover the spread in each of those games. Overall, they have been the underdog in 19 of their 37 games this season.

For the year, Indiana has an O/U record of 25-12. In their last game vs. Washington, the teams combined for 216 points, which was below the O/U line of 251.5.

On the road, Indiana has an average scoring differential of -2.8 PPG. So far, they are 9-7 straight up on the road and 9-7 ATS. Today, they are 5.5-point underdogs.

Heading into their game against the Hawks, the Pacers are the top-scoring team in the NBA at 126.6 points per game. They have also been the highest-scoring team on the road, averaging 125.3 points per game.

Indiana’s offense has been efficient overall, ranking 2nd in field goal percentage at 50%. They have been particularly strong inside the arc, leading the league in two-point shooting at 59%. In terms of pace, the Pacers are 2nd in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pacers have made an average of 14.5 threes per game, which is 5th in the league. Overall, they are shooting 38% from beyond the arc.

So far, the Pacers’ defense is ranked 28th in the league at 123.8 points per contest. The Indiana defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Indiana.

Taking a Look at the Hawks Chances at Home

The Hawks are 15-21 this season and are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 5-4 compared to 10-17 against other Eastern Conference teams.

At home, the Hawks are 6-9 straight up and 3-12 ATS. As the favorite, they have gone 10-8 straight up and 4-14 ATS. Their average scoring differential at home is -0.7 points per game.

For the season, Atlanta has an O/U record of 22-14. In their last game, they beat the 76ers by a score of 139-132. The over/under line for that game was 246.5, and the teams combined for 271 points.

So far, the Hawks have been the favorite in all 36 of their games. Their average scoring differential as the favorite is +1.6 PPG. Against the spread, they are 9-27, but they have covered the spread in two straight games.

At home, the Hawks are the 2nd highest-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 125.9 points per game. Overall, they are 4th in the league in scoring at 122.7 points per game. In terms of pace, they are 5th in the NBA at 101.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to their shooting, the Hawks are 17th in field goal percentage at 47%. However, they are one of the best teams in the league at getting to the free-throw line, ranking 5th in free throw attempts per game.

From beyond the arc, the Hawks are 7th in the NBA in three-pointers made per game at 14. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 36%, which is 16th in the league.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Hawks is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 124.0 points per game (29th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Hawks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 58.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.7% from downtown.