Free NBA Hoops Pick: Hawks vs Pacers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Atlanta Hawks taking on the Indiana Pacers on Thursday January 28th, 2016 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Atlanta Hawks 27-19 (12-12 V) vs. Indiana Pacers 23-22 (13-7 H)
Date: Thursday January 28th, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Indiana -3
NBA Betting Total: 203.3
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A pair of Eastern Conference foes go at it when the Atlanta Hawks take on the Indiana Pacers on Thursday.
The Pacers have hit a speed bump as they have dropped 3 straight and have fallen to 8th in the East.
Atlanta got back in the win column last time out and will look to continue their winning ways in the 2nd leg of a back to back here.
Atlanta put an end to their modest 2 game losing streak and get back into the win column on Monday with one of their best offensive performances all season long.
Atlanta scored 119 points in a 119-105 win in Denver, which capped off a 2-2 road trip for the Hawks. Atlanta shot 50% from the field and hit 9 three pointers in a game that saw 5 players score in double figures for them.
Leading the way once again was Paul Millsap who put up 22 points and added 9 rebounds. Millsap continues to play extremely well this season as he is averaging 18.4 points to go along with 8.8 rebounds this season.
The Hawks will stop at home for a just one night on Wednesday when they take on the Clippers before finishing off the month on the road here against Indiana then against Miami on Sunday.
Indiana has taken major steps backwards as they have fell in 3 straight and now find themselves in the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Indiana has faced 3 very tough opponents to their credit during this losing streak and have put up fights. It started in Oracle Arena when they couldn’t contain the Warriors as they allowed 122 points in a 122-110 loss.
They followed that up with a loss to red hot Sacramento as DeMarcus Cousins was just too much. Then last time out they gave the Clippers all they could handle, but fell 91-89 as their comeback attempt fell just short.
The Pacers continue this home stand that will run 3 more games as they take on Atlanta, Denver, and then Cleveland. Indiana is 13-7 inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse and have stepped it up defensively allowing just 97.2 points per game there.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Hawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games.
- Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Pacers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Pacers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Pacers struggles have become a major concern here. This team has played 3 solid opponents, but their slip up has them now back in the middle of a crowded pack in the East.
Things don’t get any easier for them during this home stand so it’s time for them to toughen up defensively and start getting some clutch stops.
In this one, they key will be controlling Millsap in the paint. He’s been tough to slow down recently, but this Pacers team has the presence to slow him down.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Indiana -3
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana 98- Atlanta 91
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