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Pacers look to extend series lead

The Indiana Pacers will try to go up 2-0 on the Atlanta Hawks in their first-round playoff series on Wednesday night as those teams meet in NBA betting action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Pacers got a triple-double from Paul George in a 107-90 victory over the Hawks as a home betting favorite in Game 1 of the series on Sunday afternoon. Jeff Teague led the way for the Hawks with 21 points in that losing cause in the opener.

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The Pacers are 49-32 so far on the season, and 42-39 ATS vs. the number. The Hawks, meanwhile, are 44-38 and 37-43-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 39-42 and the Hawks go 42-39-1 on the totals.

View Atlanta vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Hawks before tip-off in this one found them as 7-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 188 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Pacers and the No. 19-ranked Hawks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 99-96 result in favor of the Pacers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 23-ranked offense (94.7 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 13 at 97.5 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 43.6% from the field per game, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (46.4% on average).

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.8 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 107-90 loser as they battled the Pacers on the road. The Hawks failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 197 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Hawks endured a 107-90 loss at the hands of the Pacers on Sunday, despite a 21-point effort from Jeff Teague at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Hawks at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta home to Indiana, Saturday, April 27
Indiana at Atlanta, Saturday, April 27