Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers NBA Game Picks 11/29/2019
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -9
Jabari Parker and the Atlanta Hawks (4-14, 5th in the Southeast Division) go to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday where they'll meet the Indiana Pacers (11-6, 2nd in the Central Division). The spread on this contest has Indiana as 9 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 226.
The Hawks cover the spread 44.4% of the time, having gone 8-10-0 ATS. Indiana is covering 56.2% of the time, going 9-7-1 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/19/2019 Kevin Huerter SG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Dec 17
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/27/2019 JaKarr Sampson SF Back Game Time Decision
11/27/2019 Edmond Sumner PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Dec 2
11/27/2019 Naz Mitrou-Long SG Illness Game Time Decision
11/23/2019 Victor Oladipo SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 5
Jabari Parker comes into this game averaging 17.8 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Trae Young averages 26.7 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game. He averages 8.6 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Malcolm Brogdon scores 19.0 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 8.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 96%. Domantas Sabonis averages 18.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 13.3 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 107.8 points per contest, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 42.7 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 17.8 per game. The Hawks allow 117.7 points per contest, which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 24.6 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 17th in the NBA with 109.5 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.71. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.1 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 25.3. The Pacers are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Pacers give up 103.8 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.5 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 6th in the league.
Indiana is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Pacers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 103.9, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 8th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -9
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