Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/23/2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Friday, February 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 4 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 18-41. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.1 as they are averaging 103.7 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 33-25. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.8 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-26-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-31-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 32-26-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 24-32-2 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/20/18 G Dennis Schroder Back is "?" Friday vs Indiana
02/14/18 F Ersan Ilyasova Shoulder is "?" Friday vs Indiana
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/21/18 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Atlanta
02/05/18 PG Darren Collison Knee is out indefinitely
Kent Bazemore averages 13 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%.
Victor Oladipo averages 24.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Myles Turner averages 13.5 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 25.7 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Atlanta averages 103.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.14 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season. Indiana is 12th in the league with 106.8 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.31. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Pacers are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Hawks are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 17th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Indiana is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Pacers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 6th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -4
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