Hawks vs. 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 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, FSMW
The Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks meet early Friday night at the Philips Arena.
The Indiana Pacers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.1 points and seven rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 12.3 points and 1.1 assists. Monta Ellis is dishing five assists and George Hill is grabbing four rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost five of their last seven road games. Ian Mahinmi is questionable with a back injury.
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The Atlanta Hawks also need a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.2 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 99.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.7 points and 8.7 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 14.8 points and 5.5 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Kent Bazemore is dishing 2.3 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won eight of their last 10 home games. Tiago Splitter is questionable with a hip injury.
The Pacers are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 Friday games. The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I've been fading the Hawks pretty much all season, but they have been solid at home as of late and the Pacers have been stinking up the joint over two weeks. Give me the Hawks and the reasonable chalk.