Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 10, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)|
State Farm Arena
The Line: Atlanta +1.5
The Atlanta Hawks look to end the season on a high note against the Indiana Pacers at the State Farm Arena on Wednesday night.
The Indiana Pacers have been in a rut as they’ve lost nine of their last 12 games and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling to the Nets in a 108-96 home loss on Sunday. Domantas Sabonis led the team in scoring with 17 points, 12 rebounds and three assists, Thaddeus Young added 16 points with four assists while Bojan Bogdanovic chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Pacers shot 48 percent from the field and 10 of 27 from the 3-point line, but they didn’t come ready to play and it was evident in the effort stats as the Nets outrebounded them by 52-33. Darren Collison shot just two of 12 for his four points while Myles Turner played just 18 minutes. With the loss, Indiana fell to 47-34 overall and 29-12 at home which is good for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have lost four of their last six games and they will be hoping to bounce back after falling just short against the league-leading Bucks in a 115-107 road loss on Sunday. Alex Len led the team with 33 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Deandre’ Bembry added 13 points with eight rebounds while Kent Bazemore chipped in with 12 points, but the Hawks needed more from Taurean Prince who shot just four of 16 for his 10 points. As a team, the hawks shot just 39 percent from the field and 17 of 45 from the 3-point line as they struggled to keep up without Trae Young, falling behind by 15 points before pouring in 35 points in the fourth quarter to keep the scores respectable. With the loss, Atlanta fell to 29-52 overall and 12-29 on the road.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pacers are 26-8 ATS in their last 34 games following a double-digit loss at home, 6-16 ATS in their last 22 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record. The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a loss, 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the under is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Atlanta, the under is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings overall and the favorite is 39-19-1 ATS in the last 59 meetings.
The Hawks have been in a rut lately, but the good news is that Trae Young is expected to suit up for this one after being rested on Sunday. The Pacers have been well below their best lately, they are already locked in as the fifth sseed and they are just 6-16 ATS in their last 22 road games. In what should be a close contest, I'm sticking with the home team Hawks to get the win to finish the season on a winning note.