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NBA betting line favors Pacers over Hawks

Atlanta HawksIndiana Pacers
33-42April 06, 2014, 06:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse53-24

Atlanta pays a visit to Indiana on Sunday, hoping to send the Pacers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

This season the Pacers are 53-24 overall and 35-41-1 ATS against the number, while the Hawks are 33-42 and 32-42-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Indiana is 31-44-2 on the OU, and Atlanta is 41-33-1.View Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

Indiana opened as -8.5-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 187.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pacers rated this week at No. 18 and the Hawks sitting at No. 26. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-90 result in favor of the Pacers today.

Atlanta was a 117-98 winner in its last match at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 215 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Mike Scott scored 26 points for Atlanta on Friday, leading the Hawks to a 117-98 victory over Cleveland at Philips Arena.

The Pacers were a 102-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (196) made winners of OVER bettors. Paul George went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Toronto defeated Indiana, 102-94 at Air Canada Centre.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 23-ranked offense (96.78 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 19 at 102.17 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 44.72% from the field per game, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (45.6% on average).

A few Hawks at Pacers trends to consider:
Atlanta is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Atlanta is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games
Atlanta is 3-11-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Indiana is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Indiana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indiana's last 11 games
Indiana is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta home to Detroit, Tuesday, April 8th
Indiana at Milwaukee, Wednesday, April 9th