The Atlanta Hawks have managed to win four games in a row against the Indiana Pacers as those Eastern Conference teams meet for the third time this season on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Atlanta is 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS over its past four games against Indiana, including a 109-100 Hawks victory as a 2.5-point home favorite when the teams last met on December 29. That was the second OVER result in the past three matchups between them.
Indiana battles the Hawks, currently with a 26-20 mark (19-25-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 20-28 for the Pacers and 22-23-1 for the Hawks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Hawks listed as 5-point underdogs earlier at SBG Global. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 183 at GTbets but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 5-rated Pacers and the No. 18-rated Hawks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-94 win for the Pacers on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 1-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 16 in the league with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 8.8 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hawks own the league's No. 4-rated mark, allowing 94.8 points per game when playing on the road. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 93-76 loser as they battled the Bulls at home. The Hawks failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 169 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Atlanta got 19 points from Josh Smith but lost anyway 93-76 against the Bulls on Saturday at Philips Arena.
In their last action, Indiana was a 111-101 winner at home against the Bulls. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (212) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Bulls were burned for 29 points by David West on Monday as the Pacers picked up a 111-101 win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 10-0
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Hawks at Pacers trends to consider:
Atlanta is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Indiana
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana's last 11 games at home
Atlanta home to Memphis, Wednesday, February 6
Indiana at Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 6