Hawks vs. Pacers - 1/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (15-28) at Atlanta Hawks (34-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -10.5 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, TSOH
The Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks square off Wednesday night at the Philips Arena.
The Indiana Pacers continue to drop in the standings with five straight losses. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 95 points on 42.8 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 43.8 percent shooting. David West is averaging 12.8 points and 6.8 rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 12.3 points and 1.2 assists. Roy Hibbert is grabbing seven rebounds and Rodney Stuckey is dishing three assists. The Indiana Pacers continue to struggle on the offensive end, as they’re shooting 41.6 percent from the field and 22.5 percent from deep in their last five games. The Pacers offensive issues have been their downfall all season, and they’ve lost 14 of their last 16 games when scoring less than 100 points. George Hill is questionable for this game with a groin injury.
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The Atlanta Hawks remain the best team in the East with 13 straight victories. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 103.1 points on 47 percent shooting and are allowing 96.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Jeff Teague is averaging 17.2 points and 7.3 assists while Paul Millsap is averaging 16.9 points and 7.9 rebounds. Al Horford is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Kyle Korver is shooting 51.5 percent from the field. The Atlanta Hawks continue to play elite defense, as they’re allowing 41.2 percent shooting from the field and 30.6 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Hawks offense gets a lot of the credit, but Atlanta has won 24 straight games when holding its opponent under 100 points. Shelvin Mack is questionable for this game with a calf injury.
The Pacers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 39-15 ATS in their last 54 games overall. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks have been a winning and covering machine for about two months now. With a team that can't score such as the Pacers, this game has the potential to get ugly. Give me Atlanta by double digits.