Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks - 12/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (20-12) at Indiana Pacers (17-12)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers meet Monday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Atlanta Hawks look to build on their solid six-game winning streak. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 101.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.9 points and 8.8 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 15.4 points and 5.9 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Dennis Schroder is dishing 4.4 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last eight road games. Tiago Splitter is questionable with a leg injury.
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The Indiana Pacers look for a big victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 24.8 points and 7.7 rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 14.6 points and 1.2 assists. George Hill is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Monta Ellis is dishing 4.5 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have won six of their last eight home games.
The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southeast and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I don't trust the Atlanta Hawks. At all. The Hawks are a different team from last season. Meanwhile, the Pacers are rolling and have played their best ball by far at home. I'll eat the small number here.