Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/4/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -5.5
T.J. Warren and the Indiana Pacers (22-13, 2nd in the Central Division) go to State Farm Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Atlanta Hawks (7-27, 5th in the Southeast Division). The line on this contest has Indiana as 5.5 point favorites. The O/U is set at 219.5.
The Pacers are covering the spread 55.9% of the time, having gone 19-15-1 ATS. Atlanta is covering the spread 41.2% of the time, going 14-20-0 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/19/19 SG Victor Oladipo Knee is out indefinitely
01/02/20 SG Malcolm Brogdon Back is questionable Saturday vs Atlanta
01/02/20 PG Edmond Sumner Knee is questionable Saturday vs Atlanta
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/02/20 PF Jabari Parker Shoulder is upgraded to probable Friday vs Boston
01/01/20 PG Trae Young Ankle is probable Friday vs Boston
Domantas Sabonis averages 17.5 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 13.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%. T.J. Warren comes into this game averaging 17.9 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
De'Andre Hunter averages 12.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Alex Len scores 8.7 points per contest while playing 18.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 105.9 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Indiana averages 109.3 points per contest, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 43.7 boards per contest and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks give up 117.6 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest. Atlanta is 23rd in the NBA with 107.1 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.5. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 23.1. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per contest with 17.2.
The Pacers are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Indiana is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Hawks are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.1, and their defensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta +5.5 and over 219.5 total points
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