Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 3/13/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Southeast
State Farm Arena is the site where the Atlanta Hawks (32-34) will go up against the Indiana Pacers (22-45) on Sunday.
The Pacers took the court against the Cavaliers and ended up losing by a score of 127-124 in their last contest. Indiana finished with a 53.8% field goal percentage (49 of 91) and made 16 out of their 32 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Pacers knocked down 10 of 15 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 38 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 35 dimes for the game while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In reference to the defense, Indiana allowed 50.0% from the field on 47 out of 94 shooting. Cleveland totaled 40 assists and had 25 steals for the game. On top of that, Cleveland had 26 boards (14 offensive, 12 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Cleveland walked away from this one shooting 88.9% when shooting free throws by converting 24 of 27 attempts. They converted 9 out of their 32 attempts from beyond the arc. With respect to fouls, the Pacers walked away with 20 and the Cavaliers accumulated 8 fouls.
Tyrese Haliburton is someone who came through in this game. Haliburton walked away from this one shooting 64.3% from the field and recorded 9 dimes. He saw the court for 39 mins played and also snagged 5 rebounds. He notched 25 points on 9 out of 14 shooting.
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Indiana heads into this game with a win-loss record of 22-45 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 14.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Indiana is pulling down 44.8 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,660 assists this year, which ranks 12th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Pacers are connecting on 34.0% on shots from downtown (800 of 2,356) and 75.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 110.3 points per game (14th in basketball) while going 46.0% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Pacers are forcing 12.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.5 personal fouls. They give up 36.1% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 24th in the NBA in points per game allowed (112.8). The Pacers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.3% (2,788 of 5,896) and they relinquish 43.3 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 10th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,598 surrendered for the year.
In their last game, the Hawks got the victory with a final of 112-106 against the Clippers. Regarding rebounding, Atlanta allowed Los Angeles to snag 30 overall (6 on the offensive glass). They went 37.5% from downtown by hitting 12 of 32 and finished the contest at 14 out of 17 from the free throw line (82.4%). The Hawks permitted the Clippers to make 40 out of 82 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.8% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Hawks shot 43 for 90 from the field which gave them a rate of 47.8%. With regard to shots from distance, Atlanta converted 9 of their 31 tries (29.0%). They were able to convert 17 of them for a percentage of 89.5%. The Clippers committed 12 fouls for the matchup which took the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They coughed it up 10 times, while earning 5 steals for the game. The Hawks were able to snag 32 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 47 for the matchup.
Trae Young ended up being a major contributor for the Hawks in the matchup. He knocked down 8 of 17 in the matchup giving him a rate of 47.1%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Young earned 27 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and had 11 dimes for the game.
Atlanta has a record of 32-34 on the campaign. The Hawks are responsible for committing 18.6 fouls per contest and they go 80.5% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 24.3 times per game (14th in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.0 times per contest. Atlanta has scored 7,427 points on the campaign (112.5 per game) and they snag 44.1 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hawks are shooting 46.8% from the field, which ranks 7th in the league.
The Hawks on the defensive end are ranked 22nd in the league in PPG given up with 111.8. They are able to force 12.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.9% from the field (25th in the NBA). The Atlanta defense concedes 36.3% on three-point shots (856 of 2,357) and their opponents are connecting on 80.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 25.8 dimes and 43.5 boards per game, which is 27th and 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta
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