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On 02/04/2014 09:38 AM in Cappers

Stephen Nover Free Tuesday NBA Play

Indiana vs. Atlanta, 02/04/2014 19:30
Point Spread: +3/-110 Atlanta

No team in the modern NBA age is able to maintain excellence for the entire season. Right now it's Indiana's turn to hit a lull.

The Pacers endured a grueling five-game, eight-day West Coast trip going 3-2. They then lost by eight points to Phoenix this past Thursday in their first home game following their journey. The Pacers were able to nip the Nets by only one point in their next game this past Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Last night, the Pacers covered just their second spread in their last seven games by beating Orlando, 98-79. I'm not convinced, though, the Pacers are back to their winning ways. Orlando may be the worst team in the NBA during the last 20 games going 3-17.

Orlando's starters hung in against Indiana. It was the Pacers' reserves that sparked the victory scoring 49 points.

Now the Pacers are back in action for the eighth time in 12 days, third time in four days and second time in two nights. The Pacers have failed to cover in six of their last eight away matchups and are 0-4 ATS the past four times when playing without rest.

Atlanta, by contrast, last played on Saturday. This is just the Hawks' third game in eight days because they had a home game against Detroit postponed due to bad weather.

The Hawks are 5-2 in their last seven games. They have covered four in a row. Atlanta isn't flashy and doesn't have any of their stars left as Josh Smith and Joe Johnson have departed and Al Horford is hurt. But the Hawks are solid, play good team ball and are tough at home where they have covered 65 percent of their games this season.

The Pacers haven't won a regular season game at Atlanta since 2006, a string of 12 consecutive defeats. Paul Milsap has played so well that he made the All-Star team and DeMarre Carroll is playing his finest basketball scoring in double figures during his last seven games.

Indiana plays Portland in its next game. That's a revenge spot for the Pacers, who were beaten by the Trail Blazers back in December. The Hawks are likely to treat this matchup more serious knowing the two teams could meet in the second round of the playoffs.

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aakj Posts:3354 Followers:15
02/04/2014 10:40 AM

good luck