Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Hawks vs Pacers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Atlanta Hawks taking on the Indiana Pacers Monday December 28 at 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 (20-12) vs. Indiana Pacers (17-12)
Date: Monday December 28th
Time:7:00 PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pacers -140
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -2
NBA Betting Total: 206
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
A six-game winning streak helped the Atlanta Hawks become the first team in the Eastern Conference to reach the 20-win mark this season. The team’s defense has been a big part of the team’s recent run, and that unit will be tested on Monday night when the Hawks visit the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Atlanta begins a three-game road trip in Indiana on Monday, and will be looking to beat the Pacers for the fifth consecutive time in the regular season, which would also give the Hawks their seventh win in a row on their current streak.
The Hawks are averaging 111.5 points on 51.2 percent shooting from the floor in winning six in a row. In losing its three games prior to that stretch, the team shot 40.5 percent from the floor and averaged only 86.7 points per game.
The Hawks trailed the New York Knicks by 15 points only seven minutes into Saturday’s contest in Atlanta, and trailed by 14 in the latter part of the second quarter before battling back for a 117-98 victory.
They limited the Knicks to 35 combined points in the third and fourth quarters.
For the Pacers to put an end to the Hawks’ streak, they’ll need better player from leading scorer Paul George.
George is averaging 24.8 points per game on the season, but has put up just 12.3 points per game over his last three contests, shooting 26.5 percent from the field.
The Pacers snapped a three-game losing streak with a win in Minnesota on Saturday, claiming a 102-88 victory. George hit on just 4 of 13 attempts from the field before knocking down all three of his field goal attempts in the fourth quarter.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games played on a Monday.
- The Hawks are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against Central Division opponents.
- The Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against Southeast Division opponents.
- The Pacers are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games against Eastern Conference opponents.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Hawks won all three meetings between these teams a year ago, but George didn’t play in any of those contests. In the Pacers’ postseason victory over the Hawks in seven games in the 2014 playoffs, George averaged 23.9 points and 10.7 rebounds.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pacers -2
The Hawks have been on fire of late, but it will be interesting to see how their act travels, particularly in a tough place to play like Indiana.
The Pacers have made their home court one of the more intimidating venues in basketball this season, and that shouldn’t change Monday night.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pacers 104 – Hawks 99
We’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog all season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA Hoops picks!
CappersPicks.com has NBA Odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find DAILY NBA lines up as well.