Monday, December 28, 2015
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Monday, December 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 20-12 and a road record of 8-6. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2 as they are averaging 101.9 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 17-12 and a home record of 10-4. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per game and surrendering 98.7, good for a point differential of 4.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Paul Millsap averages 17.9 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Paul George averages 24.8 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. George Hill averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Atlanta averages 101.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.5 per game. The Hawks allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Indiana averages 102.7 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 17th with 15 per game. The Pacers allow 98.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Pacers force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 15-15-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-16-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 16-13-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 12-17-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/27/15 F Tiago Splitter Leg injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Indiana
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/27/15 PG Rodney Stuckey Ankle injured last game, probable Monday vs. Atlanta
11/13/15 F Myles Turner Thumb expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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