Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks - 12/13/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Friday, December 13, 2019
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -6.5
Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks (6-19, 5th in the Southeast Division) host the Indiana Pacers (16-9, 2nd in the Central Division) at State Farm Arena on Friday, December 13, 2019. Indiana opens this matchup as 6.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 221.
The Pacers are covering the spread 54.2% of the time, having gone 13-11-1 ATS. Atlanta covers the spread 44.0% of the time, going 11-14-0 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/11/2019 JaKarr Sampson SF Back Game Time Decision
12/11/2019 Brian Bowen SG Wrist Game Time Decision
12/6/2019 Victor Oladipo SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Malcolm Brogdon averages 19.5 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest. He averages 7.5 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 95%. Domantas Sabonis comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 13.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Jabari Parker averages 16.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Trae Young averages 27.9 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 8.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. Indiana averages 109.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 19th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 118.8 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 25.0 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. Atlanta is 19th in the league with 108.9 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -9.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Hawks are 2nd in turnovers per game with 17.5.
The Pacers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Indiana is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 6th in the league. The Hawks are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 114.9 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 21st. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -6.5
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