Indiana and Atlanta will square off in the Dirty South this afternoon when the 31-30 Pacers invade Philips Arena looking for their first win against the Hawks since January of last year. The Pacers seem to be getting things figured out after their six-game losing streak heading into the all-star break and are actually coming off two straight covers against much better Western Conference competition.
– Shark BITES
- Atlanta has covered just 1 spread in its last 6 games and is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 games as a favorite.
- The Pacers have posted 6 straight UNDERs.
- The Hawks have posted just 1 OVER in their last 7 contests.
Across the board, these teams are about as well-matched as you can ask for. The Hawks opened as a four-point fave in the game and with their last cover as the favored team coming a month ago – they could be in trouble of dropping this one straight up. Since their seven-game win streak ended January 13, the Dirty Birds have been incredibly inconsistent and difficult to cap.
My strategy for this game will be to target a total’s bet as this one feels like a toss up in terms of a winner. With the trends heavily in favor of the UNDER and with six of these team’s last 10 matchups going UNDER, that’s the play I’ll be focusing on this afternoon.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sports bettors looking to pick the Atlanta Hawks as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -4-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 208 for Sunday at shops such as MyBookie.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 105-102 result in favor of the Hawks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Atlanta Hawks sport a record of 34-27 and 29-32 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Indiana Pacers sit at 31-30 and 28-33 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 25-34-2 for the Atlanta Hawks and 30-31 for the Indiana Pacers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Indiana injuries news.
The Odds – Shark betting Power Rankings have the Atlanta Hawks at No. 27 and the Indiana Pacers at No. 21 heading into this NBA contest.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Indiana Pacers rank No. 26 in the league with 41.69 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 22-ranked team at 8.84 per game, while the Indiana Pacers rate No. 25 with 8.36 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Indiana got 22 points from Paul George but lost anyway 100-99 against the Spurs on Wednesday at AT&T Center.
Tim Hardaway Jr. chucked in 36 points for Atlanta on Friday, but they still came up short in losing 135-130 at Philips Arena.
- Indiana is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana’s last 5 games
- Indiana is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- Indiana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 7 games
- Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Indiana at Charlotte, Monday, March 6th
Atlanta home to Golden State, Monday, March 6th