Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 5/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+1.5)
The Atlanta Hawks (36-30) are headed to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday where they'll meet the Indiana Pacers (30-34). Atlanta opens this contest as 1.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 221.
The Atlanta Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Portland Blazers and earned the victory with a final of 123-114 in their last contest. Atlanta ended with a 52.4% FG percentage (44 of 84) and converted 20 out of their 41 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Hawks buried 15 of 18 tries for a percentage of 83.3%. When talking about rebounding, they collected a total of 49 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 32 assists for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and having 6 steals. In terms of the defense, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 45.3% from the field on 43 out of 95 shooting. Portland earned 25 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. Moreover, Portland snagged 39 rebounds (8 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Portland went 78.6% from the charity stripe by making 11 of 14 attempts. They also made 17 out of their 41 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Bogdan Bogdanovic is one guy who played a role for this game. He accounted for 25 points on 9 out of 17 shooting. He played 32:07 minutes played and also totaled 3 boards. Bogdanovic went 52.9% from the floor and also distributed 3 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in the game for the Hawks was Trae Young. He pulled down 6 rebounds in 35:06 min on the hardwood. He walked away from this one shooting 37.5% from the floor for the game by connecting on 6-of-16 (21 points). Overall, Young collected 11 assists.
Atlanta will take the court with a mark of 36-30 so far this year. The Hawks are shooting 37.2% on three-point shots (826 of 2,219) and 81.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 112.7 points per game (15th in basketball) while shooting 46.3% from the field. They are turning it over 13.4 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling down 45.4 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 1,579 dimes for the campaign, which is 19th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Hawks have forced 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They rank 12th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,594 surrendered for the year. The Hawks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.4% (815 of 1,312) and they surrender 42.8 boards per game as a unit. They are conceding 34.9% on 3-point attempts while they are 14th in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.4).
The last time they took the court, the Indiana Pacers took a loss by a final score of 154-141 when they faced the Washington Wizards. The Pacers pulled down 31 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 45 in the game. They turned the ball over 17 times, while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The Wizards committed 19 personal fouls for the contest which got the Pacers to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to convert 21 of them for a percentage of 84.0%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Indiana made 14 out of 27 attempts (51.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Pacers shot 53 for 107 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.5%. The Pacers permitted the Wizards to make 63 of their 103 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 61.2% in this game. They finished 40.9% from distance by shooting 9 of 22 and ended up going 19 out of 24 at the free throw line (79.2%). With respect to rebounding, Indiana allowed Washington to get 44 in all (9 offensive).
Caris LeVert ended up being a major contributor for the Pacers for the game. He buried 11 out of 28 for this game for a field goal percentage of 39.3%, and had 7 rebounds. LeVert tallied 33 points in his 38:02 mins on the court and earned 5 dimes in the game. Another guy that was important for Indiana was Domantas Sabonis. He finished this one with 9 assists in his 43:01 mins on the court, and he knocked down 14 of 22 from the floor. Sabonis ended the game having shot 63.6% from the field while also earning 32 points and 19 total rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 30-34 on the season. As an offensive team, the Pacers are hitting on 47.2% from the field, which ranks 12th in the league. Indiana has accumulated 7,357 pts for the year (115.0 per game) and they collect 42.5 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 26.9 times per game (4th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest. The Pacers are responsible for committing 20.3 fouls per game and they connect on 79.1% from the free throw line. The Pacers on defense are ranked 25th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 115.1. The Indiana defense allows 37.0% on shots from 3-point land (741 of 2,002) and opponents are knocking down 78.1% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 26.2 assists and 46.8 boards on a nightly basis, which is 28th and 25th in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 15.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.9% from the field (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (+1.5)
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