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Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/1/14 Game Six

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

NBA Basketball: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Philips Arena)

The Line: Atlanta Hawks +1 -- Over/Under: 186.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSMW, FSS, NBATV

The Atlanta Hawks can send the Indiana Pacers home Thursday night in game six of the NBA playoffs at the Phillips Arena.

The Pacers lost game five in embarrassing fashion, 107-97, and the game wasn’t even that close. With the loss, the Pacers drop to 2-8 SU in their last 10 games when allowing 100 or more points. The Pacers continue to sleepwalk through the playoffs and are showing very little heart or determination. Besides Paul George, who is shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 51.5 percent from three during this series, the Pacers are struggling to put the ball in the hoop. Defensively the Pacers still give themselves a shot, holding the Hawks to 41 percent shooting during this series. The Indiana Pacers are 40-46-1 ATS overall and 18-25 ATS on the road.

Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/1/14 Game Six

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The Hawks shot 50 percent from the field and made 15 threes in the game five victory. Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack provided a combined 37 points off the bench to give the Hawks a monster scoring boost. The Hawks are now 10-1 SU in their last 11 games when scoring 100 or more points. The Hawks have relied heavily on their three-point shot in this series, and they’re shooting 39.1 percent from downtown in this series. Defensively, the Hawks are holding the Pacers to 93.4 points per game. The Atlanta Hawks are 41-45-1 ATS overall and 22-20 ATS at home. 

The Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 7-22 ATS in their last 29 road games. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The favorite is 27-12-1 ATS in the last 40 meetings, while the Pacers are 5-13 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Atlanta.

The Pacers have shown no reason to back them during this series or for the last couple of months. The Hawks are at home and will have a chance to advance. with a win. Not only is Atlanta the better team at this point, but it has the crowd on its side. Take the Hawks and the point, as this series is over. 

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