Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers - 2/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (26-23) at Atlanta Hawks (29-22)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks play host to the Indiana Pacers tonight at the Philips Arena.
The Pacers have won three of their last four games and will be looking to build on Wednesday's 114-100 win over the Nets. Paul George had a rough shooting night but finished with 17 points, six assists and five steals while Monta Ellis chipped in with 11 points and five assists of his own, but the player of the night was CJ Miles who made four 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 27 points off the bench as the Pacers put the game away early with a dominant 36-20 second quarter. With the win, Indiana improves to 26-23 overall and 11-15 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Hawks were going through a rough six-game stretch where they won just one game, but they've since steadied the ship with consecutive wins. In Wednesday's 124-86 rout of the 76ers, a total of eight players finished in double figures as the Hawks dominated the 76ers, jumping out to an early double digit lead that only grew as the game went on. With the win, Atlanta improves to 29-22 on the season and 13-14 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Pacers are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings in Atlanta.
This should be a close one as both teams look to be in similar form, but while the Pacers have been the more consistent team, the Hawks look to be gaining in confidence coming off two big wins so that's where I'm leaning in this one.