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Hawks vs Pacers Betting Preview

Indiana PacersAtlanta Hawks
Feb 8, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks Odds


The Hawks will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Pacers at Philips Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Pacers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 13-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Hawks are 12-12-1 ATS. Indiana is 11-13 on the totals; Atlanta is 10-13-2.

View Indiana vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Hawks as 3.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 185, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hawks at No. 11 and the Pacers at No. 3 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-97 result in favor of the Hawks.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 96 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 5 at 91.1 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.5 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 104-99 winner as they battled the Jazz at home. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite, while 203 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Indiana got 25 points from Darren Collison en route to a 104-99 victory over Utah on Tuesday at Conseco Fieldhouse.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 99-90 loser at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Josh Smith scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Hawks to victory (they lost 99-90 to Phoenix at Philips Arena on Monday).

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Utah are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Pacers at Hawks trends to consider:
Indiana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
Atlanta is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Indiana
Atlanta is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Atlanta is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Indiana at Memphis, Friday, February 10
Atlanta at Orlando, Friday, February 10