Friday, February 5, 2016
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, February 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.5.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 26-23 and a road record of 11-15. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 100.1 per contest. Indiana is 4-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 17-10. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Hawks have an overall record of 29-22 and a home record of 16-8. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 99.6, good for a point differential of 2.6. Atlanta has a division record of 6-3 and a conference record of 17-13. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. George Hill averages 13 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jeff Teague averages 14.8 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Paul Millsap averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Indiana averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Pacers allow 100.1 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 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 47.9 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 21st with 15.1 per game. The Hawks allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Hawks force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Pacers average 102.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 109.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.3 per contest. The Pacers have an offensive rating of 104.7 and a defensive rating of 101.8. In terms of pace they average 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Hawks score 103.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 107.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 11.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.9 points per game. The Hawks rating on offense is 105.1 and they have a defensive rating of 102.5. They get 97 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14 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%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 26-23-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 24-25-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-25-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 26-25-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/04/16 C Ian Mahinmi Back "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
01/14/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Foot out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/04/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip doubtful Friday vs. Indiana
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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