Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 4/18/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+4.5)
The Atlanta Hawks (30-26) host the Indiana Pacers (26-29) at State Farm Arena on Sunday. Atlanta opens this contest as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 238.
The Indiana Pacers faced off with the Utah Jazz and took a loss by a score of 119-111 in their last game. Indiana walked away from the game having earned a 39.0% field goal percentage (41 of 105) and knocked down 13 of their 39 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Pacers converted 16 of their 17 shots for a rate of 94.1%. With respect to rebounding, they collected a total of 43 with 14 of them being offensive. They also recorded 23 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 20 turnovers and having 13 steals. With regard to defending, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 48.3% from the floor on 42 out of 87 shooting. Utah distributed 22 assists and had 5 steals for this game. Moreover, Utah totaled 56 rebounds (10 offensive, 46 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Utah shot 79.2% from the free throw line by making 19 of 24 shots. They also converted 16 out of their 42 shots from three-point range.
Caris LeVert is one player who was a major factor for the contest. He left the arena with 24 points on 10 out of 24 shooting. He saw the court for 33:51 mins played and totaled 7 rebounds. LeVert ended up going 41.7% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. Another guy that had an impact in this matchup for the Pacers was Domantas Sabonis. He snagged 15 rebounds in 35:35 minutes played. He finished 36.8% from the field for the game by going 7-of-19 (22 points). Overall, Sabonis totaled 7 assists.
Indiana will play this game with a win-loss record of 26-29 for the season. They are averaging 113.8 pts per game (11th in the league) while shooting 47.2% from the field. The Pacers are connecting on 36.1% on three-point shots (682 of 1,891) and 79.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Indiana is pulling down 42.2 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,467 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 6th in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.8 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 20.1 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Pacers are able to force 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They are 23rd in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,424 conceded so far this season. The Pacers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.1% (842 of 1,013) and they relinquish 45.9 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 37.4% on 3-point attempts while they are 22nd in the league in points per game from their opponents (114.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Atlanta Hawks took a loss by a score of 120-109 against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Hawks were able to collect 31 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 39 for the game. They also turned it over 11 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. The Bucks had 16 fouls for this game which took the Hawks to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 89.5%. When talking about three-point attempts, Atlanta knocked down 14 out of 34 tries (41.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Hawks went 39 for 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.3%. The Hawks permitted the Bucks to convert 46 of their 95 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 48.4% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 37.2% from three-point range by hitting 16 of 43 and finished the contest at 12 out of 17 from the free throw line (70.6%). Concerning rebounds, Atlanta allowed Milwaukee to get 51 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Bogdan Bogdanovic was important for the Hawks in this contest. He buried 10 out of 20 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and earned 6 rebounds. Bogdanovic had 28 points in his 38:10 minutes of playing time and had 7 dimes for this game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Atlanta was Solomon Hill. He finished this one with 1 assist in his 33:45 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 6 out of 11 from the floor. Hill ended up shooting 54.5% from the floor as well as collecting 18 points and 5 rebounds.
Atlanta has a win-loss mark of 30-26 on the year. The Hawks commit 19.5 fouls per contest while shooting 81.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 24.3 times per contest (19th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per game. Atlanta has scored 6,339 pts for the year (113.2 per contest) and they pull down 45.1 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Hawks are shooting 46.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 18th in the league. The Hawks are ranked 13th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.3. The Atlanta defense concedes 34.7% on shots from distance (670 of 1,930) and their opponents are converting on 80.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 24.1 assists and 42.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 9th and 10th in the NBA. They are forcing 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.1% from the field (11th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (+4.5)
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