Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/3/14 Game Seven
Atlanta Hawks (38-44) at Indiana Pacers (56-26)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, TNT
The Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers will play game seven on Saturday afternoon to decide who moves on in the NBA playoffs.
The Hawks blew game six on their home court by shooting 35.8 percent and getting outscored by 10 points in the fourth quarter. With the 95-88 loss, the Hawks drop to 3-11 SU in their last 14 games when failing to score 100 or more points. Offense hasn’t come easy for the Hawks in this series, as they’re shooting 39.4 percent from the field in their last five games and averaging seven less points than their regular season average. Jeff Teague, however, is shooting 36 percent from deep and just scored 29 points in game six. The Atlanta Hawks are 41-46-1 ATS overall and 19-24-1 ATS on the road.
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The Pacers weren’t pretty in the game six victory, but did get 48 combined points from Paul George and David West to being the series back to Indiana. Offensively, the Pacers are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc in their last five games, and Lance Stephenson has topped 20 points in two of his last four games. Defensively, the Pacers are holding the Hawks to 39.4 percent shooting and 93.2 points during this series. The Pacers now return home for the deciding game, a place where they allow an average of 88.7 points per game. The Indiana Pacers are 41-46-1 ATS overall and 22-21-1 ATS at home.
The Hawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pacers are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 home games and 4-24 ATS in their last 28 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hawks are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana.
There's no telling which Indiana team is going to show up. This series has been as inconsistent as they come, which is probably why you should stay away all together. But if you insist, I suggest you take the points. This game should be close and the Hawks even have a chance to win depending on if the Pacers come to play or not.