Thursday, January 28, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 27-19 and a road record of 12-12. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 100 per contest. Atlanta is 6-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-11. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Pacers have an overall record of 23-22 and a home record of 13-7. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 100, good for a point differential of 2.3. Indiana has a division record of 4-5 and a conference record of 15-9. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Paul Millsap averages 18.4 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Paul George averages 23.9 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. George Hill averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Atlanta averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 47.7 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Hawks allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Indiana averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Pacers allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Pacers force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Hawks average 101.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.7 per contest. The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 103.1. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Pacers score 102.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 98.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.5 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense is 104.3 and they have a defensive rating of 101.9. They get 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 22-22-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 23-23-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 23-22-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 20-25-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/14/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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