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(3-12) Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers (8-6)
Date: Saturday November 17, 2018
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -12.5
NBA Betting Total: 219
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Atlanta is pretty much what we expected this season, a team that is going to be one of the worst in the league and might be down for a while. Trae Young is exciting though.
Indiana is a definite playoff team but they seem to be struggling to really get going this season. Perhaps they read too many of their clippings of being a team on the rise in the Eastern Conference.
The Hawks have lost 6 in a row and have just one win in their last 10. They are doing only marginally better against the spread during that time at 4-6. Essentially they are becoming an afterthought. .
Trae Young might win rookie of the year but that is probably a function of opportunity. He is making only 40% of his shots and shooting an inefficient 40%. Still there is no real reason to rein him in any way.
Oddly they are getting pretty good production from the center combo of Alex Len and Dwayne Dedmon. The duo is combining to produce 18ppg and 11rpg. Len is finally providing to be a productive NBA player.
On the wing they should be able to play good defense with Kent Bazemore and Taurean Prince. They are hard to isolate but overall the defense has been terrible – they are 30th in the league in points allowed.
When you are playing terrible defense most nights it is hard to have much faith in a team. Games that seem to be going pretty close often fall apart in crunch time, making you the loser.
Indiana is hosting Miami the night before but even a little fatigue should not be too damning in this spot. They are actually 2-0 SUATS on zero days rest this season. Plus this is a weak opponent.
Coming off last year’s promising finish this team was supposed to take the next step but everything has just kind of held with this group. No player has stepped forward and improved the team as a result.
The Pacers play good defense and that should be more than enough to get a win in this spot – 3rd in the NBA. Even if they lapse a little due to fatigue Atlanta does not have a lot of weapons offensively.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 17-5 in Hawks last 22 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Over is 8-3 in Hawks last 11 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Under is 6-0 in Pacers last 6 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Under is 4-0 in Pacers last 4 home games.
- Under is 5-1 in Pacers last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction:
Indiana will certainly be favoured in this one but maybe we catch a break if they lose to Miami on Friday night.
Win or lose they have to be the play here. These teams have not yet met this season. Indiana was favored in every game last season by at least four points so that is a floor here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER
I would expect the Pacers to be favored by 7 points (or more). You can play them all the way up to -10
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana 112 – Atlanta 101
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