Hawks look to even set with Pacers
The Atlanta Hawks can even up their best-of-seven first-round playoff series with the Indiana Pacers on Monday night as those teams meet again in NBA betting action in Game 4 of the set.
The Hawks cut their series deficit to 2-1 on Saturday with a 90-69 home win over the Pacers as a 1.5-point favorite on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks. Al Horford scored 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the Hawks in that Game 3 victory.
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The Hawks currently sports a record of 44-38, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 37-43-2 ATS. The Pacers are 49-32 and 42-39 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hawks post a 42-39-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pacers have gone 39-42 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 19 (Hawks) and the No. 2 (Pacers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-96 result in favor of the Pacers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 14-ranked offense (98 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 2 at 90.7 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 46.4% from the field per game, more than the Pacers have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pacers own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 91.6 points per game when playing on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring on their home court.
Indiana lost its last outing, a 90-69 result against the Hawks on April 27. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 159 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Indiana was run off the court by the Hawks on Saturday as Atlanta blasted them 90-69 at Philips Arena.
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Pacers at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games
Indiana home to Atlanta, Wednesday, May 1
Atlanta at Indiana, Wednesday, May 1