Sunday, March 5, 2017
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 4 point favorites.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 31-30. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 105.3 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The have an overall record of 34-27. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per game and surrendering 104.6, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Paul George averages 21.7 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
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Dennis Schroder averages 17.4 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Paul Millsap averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Indiana averages 105.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.85 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14 per game. The Pacers allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Atlanta averages 103.8 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.77 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 4th with 15.4 per game. The Hawks allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 108 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 105.5 and they have a defensive rating of 106.2. They get 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 28-33-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 30-31-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-32-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 25-35-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/04/17 G Mike Dunleavy Ankle out indefinitely
03/04/17 PG Jose Calderon Acquired probable Sunday vs. Indiana
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta -4
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