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Indiana favored by 7.5 against Atlanta on Monday

Atlanta HawksIndiana Pacers
March 25, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers Odds

39-31TEAM RECORD43-27

The Pacers will be trying to slam the Hawks on Monday when the teams tip off at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in NBA betting action.

Indiana battles the Hawks, currently with a 39-31 mark (33-35-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 32-38 for the Pacers and 35-34-1 for the Hawks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Pacers in this one, they were listed earlier as 7.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 188 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Pacers) and the No. 20 (Hawks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 100-95 result in favor of the Pacers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 1-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 15 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 8.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.1 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 104-99 winner on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Atlanta got 24 points from Al Horford en route to a 104-99 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday at Bradley Center.

Last time out for Indiana, they were an 87-84 loser as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 171 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Paul George poured in 23 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds in a losing cause for Indiana on Saturday, as the Bulls rolled to an 87-84 victory over Indiana at United Center.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 2-8
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Hawks at Pacers trends to consider:
Atlanta is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Indiana
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Indiana is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Indiana is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Indiana is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Atlanta at Toronto, Wednesday, March 27
Indiana at Houston, Wednesday, March 27