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Hawks face Pacers: NBA odds preview

Atlanta HawksIndiana Pacers
25-26February 18, 2014, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse40-12

The Pacers will hit the floor running against the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Hawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 26-25 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pacers are 32-20 ATS. Atlanta is 29-21-1 against the total, while Indiana is 21-30-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Pacers as -10.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 192, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 20-rated Hawks taking on the No. 4-rated Pacers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-91 win for the Pacers on Tuesday.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 104-83 loser on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (187) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Atlanta was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Toronto and falling 104-83 at Air Canada Centre.

Last time out for Indiana, they were an 81-73 loser as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite, while 154 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Indiana suffered an 81-73 loss against Dallas on Wednesday, getting 14 points from George Hill in a losing effort at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 20-ranked offense (98.54 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 16 at 100.88 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 45.33% from the field per game, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (45.9% on average).

A few Hawks at Pacers trends to consider:
Atlanta is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Indiana is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Indiana is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
Indiana is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta home to Washington, Wednesday, February 19th
Indiana at Minnesota, Wednesday, February 19th