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Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/26/14 Game Four

Indiana Pacers (56-26) at Atlanta Hawks (38-44)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Philips Arena)

The Line: Atlanta Hawks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 186.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: TSOH, TNT

The Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks will play game four of the NBA playoffs on Saturday, and the Hawks lead the series 2-1.

The Pacers proved that they still haven’t found their mojo by losing game three, 98-85. At this point, it’s safe to say that the Pacers could really lose this series as the top seed in the East. In the game three loss, the Pacers shot just 37.6 percent from the field and 25 percent from three. Although the Pacers are known as a defensive team, their last eight losses have come when they’ve failed to score 100 or more points. A bright spot for the Pacers has been Lace Stephenson, who is shooting 52 percent from the field in his last four games and scored 21 points in the game three loss. The Indiana Pacers are 39-45-1 ATS overall and 17-25 ATS on the road.

Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/26/14 Game Four

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The Hawks shot only 38.4 percent from the field in the game three win, but did make 12 threes and had four of their five starters score in the double figures. Jeff Teague continues to lead the way for the Hawks, as he’s scored 64 points and dished 19 assists in the first three games of this series. Paul Millsap posted a double-double in the game three win and is shooting 41.7 percent from three in this series. The Hawks have now won eight of their last nine games when holding their opponent under 100 points. The Atlanta Hawks are 40-44-1 ATS overall and 22-19 ATS at home. 

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The Pacers are 6-22 ATS in their last 28 road games and 16-36-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The home team is 25-11-1 ATS in the last 37 meetings, while the Pacers are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

This is still a series a cant' figure out, as I'm not sure if the Pacers are going to wake up or not. I wouldn't touch this game, but if forced to pick, I'm taking the Hawks and the points. The Hawks obviously want this game more and are playing with a boatload of confidence. The Pacers have been sleepwalking for the last two months and have been brutal against the number.

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Atlanta Hawks +2.5

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