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(31-30) Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks (34-27)
Date: Sunday March 05
Time: 1:00PM EST
Venue: Philips Arena, Atlanta Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Atlanta -3
NBA Betting Total: 208
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The Pacers are traveling to Atlanta to face off against the Hawks.
Indiana is just 2-7 in their last nine games, while Atlanta is 4-5 in their last nine.
The Hawks won the first matchup in the season series and 3 in a row overall.
The matchup between Paul George and Kawhi Leonard was a case for two guys to stake a claim on the MVP race, and Leonard outdueled George, including making the game winning shot for the Spurs.
Going up against Leonard, Paul George had a rough night overall for the Pacers. He finished with 22 points on 5-18 shooting from the floor while grabbing 6 rebounds. If the Pacers are going to fight for a top 4 spot in the East they will need their All-Star to step things up.
Facing off against Paul Millsap will be a good challenge, but George will get back to playing at a high level in this game. A 25 point performance should be in store for the small forward.
Jeff Teague came into San Antonio after a big 25 point game against the Rockets and was shut down by the Spurs defense. He scored only 7 points on 2-6 shooting, but the bright spot was he did have 9 assists and only 1 turnover.
Denni Schroeder provides a younger perimeter defender than what the SPurs have in their backcourt, but in the first meeting between these two teams Teague was dominant.
He filled up the stat line with 11 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 5 steals. Will Teague be able to put up similar numbers in this one? I think he can easily get a double double and finish with 4 steals as well.
Myles Turner took care of LaMarcus Aldridge on Wednesday, scoring 16 points on a very efficient 7-11 from the floor. Turner has scored 10 or more points in 10 straight games and I don’t see him slowing down against Dwight Howard and Co.
Paul Millsap was great Friday night against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, but the Hawks still fell 135-130. He scored 27 points and also pulled down 9 rebounds, showing the weakness on the glass for the Cavs with Kevin Love out.
After guarding Lebron James Millsap gets to see paul George, who should be utilized as a stretch 4 more in this game. Whether or not George can handle Millsap in the low post will be a key factor in this game. Expect Millsap to get 19 points and 7 rebounds on the night.
Dwight Howard isn’t putting up the MVP caliber numbers of his Orlando days, but he is still a game changing center on the defensive end of the floor. Howard has been very consistent shooting the ball , and has 4 straight double doubles. The matchup against Myles Turner will be a good one, and I expect Howard to come out on top.
It seems like deja vu all over again. The Cleveland Cavaliers again set a record for most 3 pointers made in a game against the Hawks, by dropping 25 in the 5 point victory.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pacers are 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 Sunday games.
- Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Under is 5-0 in Pacers last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Under is 7-1 in Pacers last 8 games following a ATS win.
- Under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Atlanta.
- Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
Atlanta has to play better perimeter defense if they are going to come out on top in this game, they should just be thankful Indiana doesn’t have the sharpshooters Cleveland does.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Indiana ATS
This will be a very close game, but I expect Indiana to win by a handful of points.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana 102 – Atlanta 98
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