Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers - 12/13/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM (State Farm Arena)

IND -230, IND -6

The Indiana Pacers head to Atlanta, Georgia on Friday in a for a game against the Hawks in a battle between 2 teams from the Eastern Conference.  In their last game, the Pacers defeated the Boston Celtics by the score of 122-117.  Malcolm Brogdon led the Pacers in points with 29, while shooting 6 of 10 from the field and 15 of 15 from the free throw line. Brogdon also led the Pacers in assists on night with 8 while playing a total of 29 minutes against the Celtics.  Domantas Sabonis led Indiana in rebounds in the game with 14, including 2 coming offensively. 

With the win against Boston, Indiana moved to 16-9 on the season which places them in 2nd place in the Central Division.  Malcolm Brogdon leads the Pacers in points per game and is scoring 19.5 points per game. Brogdon also leads the Pacers in assists per game with an average of 7.5.  Domantas Sabonis has led the Pacers in rebounds per game so far this season as he has averaged 13.5 per game.  Indiana enters Friday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Brian Bowen II is listed as day to day while JaKarr Sampson is listed as out    

The Atlanta Hawks welcome the Indiana Pacers to town on Friday, just looking for something to be positive about this season.  In their last game, Atlanta was defeated by the Chicago Bulls by the score of 136-102.  Alex Len led the Hawks in points against the Bulls, scoring 17 points while shooting 7 of 9 from the field and 2 of 4 from the free throw line.  Jabari Parker led Atlanta in rebounds as he pulled in 7 on the night, including 2 offensively.  Trae Young led the Hawks in assists as he recorded 13 in the 32 minutes that he played against the Bulls. 

After the loss to Chicago, Atlanta is now 6-19 on the season and are currently in 5th place in the Southeast Division.  Trae Young leads the Hawks in points per game on the year and is scoring 27.9 per game.  Young is also Atlanta’s leader in assists per game and is averaging 8.6.  Jabari Parker is leading Atlanta in rebounds per game on the season as he is averaging 6.4 rebounds per game.  Atlanta enters their game on Friday with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report. 

The Indiana Pacers have scored an average of 109.3 points per game while allowing an average of 105.2 points per game.  The Atlanta Hawks have scored an average of 108.9 points per game while allowing 118.8 points per game.  In their last 5 games, Indiana is 3-2 while Atlanta is 2-3 and has lost 2 games in a row.  In the first meeting between these two teams, the Pacers were victorious by the score of 105-104 in a game played in Indiana.  While these two teams matchup pretty evenly in scoring the edge has to be give to Indiana in this one due to the fact that they have allowed an average of 13 points less per game than Atlanta.  This could be a close game, but I am going to go with the Pacers in this one as the Hawks have lost by 14 points or more in their last 2 games.  Indiana wins 118-110 and covers the spread.

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Travis’s Pick IND -230, IND -6

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.