Hawks vs. Pacers Odds & Predictions

by | Mar 28, 2022 | nba

Atlanta Hawks (37-37 SU, 31-43-0 ATS) vs. Indiana Pacers (25-50 SU, 33-40-2 ATS)
When: Monday March 28 2022, 07:00 PM (ET)
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: BSSE-ATL

Point Spread: ATL -7.5/IND +7.5 (Opened ATL -6.5 at SportsBetting.ag)
Total: 235 (Opened at 234.5)
Money Line: Atlanta -325/Indiana 254
Power Rating:

Probable Starting Lineups

Atlanta Hawks PG Trae Young, SG Kevin Huerter, SF De’Andre Hunter, PF Danilo Gallinari Q, C Clint Capela
Indiana Pacers PG Tyrese Haliburton, SG Buddy Hield, SF Justin Anderson, PF Oshae Brissett, C Goga Bitadze Q

Key Injuries

Atlanta Hawks Skylar Mays: Illness (OUT) Danilo Gallinari: Elbow (QUESTIONABLE) Bogdan Bogdanovic: Knee (QUESTIONABLE) John Collins: Foot (OUT)

Indiana Pacers Isaiah Jackson: Head (OUT) Malcolm Brogdon: Conditioning (OUT) Chris Duarte: Toe (OUT) Duane Washington Jr.: Hip (QUESTIONABLE) Goga Bitadze: Foot (QUESTIONABLE) Myles Turner: Foot (OUT) T.J. Warren: Foot (OUT) Ricky Rubio: Knee (OUT) T.J. McConnell: Wrist (OUT)

The Indiana Pacers host the Atlanta Hawks in an Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:00 PM ET at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Recent Form

The Atlanta Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 37-37, placing them 10th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Atlanta has struggled in their 36 road contests, sitting at 13-23. Over their last five games, the Hawks have played well, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Atlanta’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 114.0 points per game. Combined, the Hawks’ last five opponents are giving up 109.0 points per contest. The Hawks have been picking up wins while holding opponents to an average of 113.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 112.2. In the Atlanta Hawks’ most recent game, Atlanta took down Golden State by a score of 121-110

The Indiana Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 25-50, placing them 13rd in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Indiana has struggled in their 37 home contests, sitting at 16-21. Over the Pacers’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. In this stretch, Indiana’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 111.0 points per game. Combined, the Pacers’ last five opponents are giving up 113.0 points per contest. A key reason for the Pacers’ recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 118.0 points over their last five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 113.6. In the Indiana Pacers’ most recent game, the team fell to Toronto by a score of 131-91.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Atlanta travels to take on the Indiana Pacers, the Hawks’ leading scorer is Trae Young. Through 67 games, Young is averaging 28 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 48.0% of his games. Against the Pacers, Young will need to be on top of his game as Indiana is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 37.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, the Pacers are dealing with several injuries to their top players and are relying on collective effort to carry the scoring load. On the season, the Hawks have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 50.0% of their games, giving them a rank of 17th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

The Hawks come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 112.2 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Atlanta is winning at a rate of 38%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 11.0 points. On the other side, the Pacers hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 4 games as the better defensive team, picking up 2 wins (50%).

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers have met up for 3 games. In their last meeting, Atlanta picked up a 131-128 win.

How the Public is Betting the Hawks vs Pacers

67% are betting the Hawks against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 235.0

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
  • Hawks are 11-27 ATS in their last 38 road games.
  • Pacers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
  • Pacers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into this matchup, the Atlanta Hawks will look to keep things rolling after their big win over Golden State. On the other side, Indiana is hoping to rebound after a 40 point loss to Toronto. In terms of betting, neither team has been profitable as both the Hawks and Pacers have covered just 3 times in their last 10 contests. Look for Atlanta to cover as the 7.5 point road favorites. Throughout the season, the Hawks’ greatest weakness has been their defense. However, due to injuries and roster turnover, the Pacers don’t have the offense to take advantage.