Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 9 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 20-45. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 103.6 points per game while giving up 108.2 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 37-28. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per game and surrendering 104.8, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 33-30-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-35-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 36-29-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 25-37-3 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/06/18 G Malcolm Delaney Ankle is "?" Friday vs Indiana
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/08/18 G Victor Oladipo Elbow injured last game, is probable Friday vs Atlanta
02/05/18 PG Darren Collison Knee is out indefinitely
Kent Bazemore comes into this game averaging 13.1 points per contest while playing 27.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Dennis Schroder averages 19.3 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.1 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Victor Oladipo has scored 23.8 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game this season for the Pacers. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Myles Turner averages 13.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 103.6 points per contest this year, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.63 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 41.1 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.6 per game. The Hawks allow 108.2 points per contest which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 25.9 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 14th in the NBA with 106 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.25. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 22. The Pacers are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Pacers give up 104.8 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22.8 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 42.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 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 league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Pacers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 17th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +9
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