Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 2/28/2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 34-26. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 106.9 points per contest while giving up 105.3 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 18-43. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.5 points per contest and giving up 108.2, which is a point differential of -4.7.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 33-27-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 25-32-3 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-28-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-31-1 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/05/18 PG Darren Collison Knee is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/26/18 G Malcolm Delaney Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Indiana
Victor Oladipo averages 24.1 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Myles Turner comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%.
Kent Bazemore averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Dennis Schroder averages 19.4 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league. Indiana averages 106.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.55 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 108.2 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game this season. Atlanta is 22nd in the league with 103.5 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.69. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 23.7. The Hawks are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Pacers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.5 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. Indiana is 26th 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.
Atlanta is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Hawks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 6th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -5
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