Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 1/13/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Friday, January 13, 2023
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
The Indiana Pacers will try to defeat the Atlanta Hawks at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Friday.
The Hawks played the Bucks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 114-105 in their last contest. Atlanta finished the contest with a 44.8% FG percentage (39 out of 87) and buried 11 of their 30 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Hawks knocked down 16 of 18 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they compiled 41 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 25 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With regard to defending, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 45.9% from the field on 45 out of 98 shooting. Milwaukee recorded 28 assists and had 6 steals in the game. On top of that, Milwaukee grabbed 57 rebounds (14 offensive, 43 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Milwaukee finished the contest at 54.5% from the charity stripe by making 6 of 11 shots. They also knocked down 18 of their 48 tries from beyond the arc. Regarding fouls, the Hawks ended up finishing with 12 while the Bucks finished the game with 15 fouls.
Bogdan Bogdanovic is someone who was a contributor in this matchup. Bogdanovic finished 50.0% from the field and also totaled 5 assists. He saw the court for 40 mins played and pulled down 3 rebounds. He accumulated 22 points on 9 out of 18 shooting.
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Atlanta enters this game with a mark of 19-22 this year. They lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.2 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling in 44.0 rebounds per contest and has racked up 985 dimes this year, which ranks 23rd in the league in terms of passing. The Hawks are shooting 33.2% on shots from beyond the arc (421 of 1,268) and 82.0% from the charity stripe. They average 115.0 points per outing (11th in the league) while hitting 46.8% from the floor.
Defensively, the Hawks are able to force 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 20.2 fouls. They are relinquishing 34.6% from 3-point land and they rank 22nd in basketball in PPG allowed (116.3). The Hawks defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.4% (1,752 of 3,699) and they concede 47.2 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 16th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,048 surrendered this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Pacers went home defeated by a final of 119-113 when they played the Knicks. The Pacers collected 33 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Knicks committed 16 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Pacers to the free throw line for 21 tries. They were able to make 15 of those for a percentage of 71.4%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Indiana converted 12 of their 39 attempts (30.8%). When all was said and done, the Pacers finished the game shooting 43 for 90 from the field which had them at 47.8%. The Pacers permitted the Knicks to convert 38 of 84 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 45.2% for this game. They went 35.7% from beyond the perimeter by going 15 of 42 and finished the game at 28 of 33 from the free throw line (84.8%). When discussing how they rebounded, Indiana permitted New York to pull down 50 in all (12 on the offensive glass).
Buddy Hield was important for the Pacers in this contest. He made 11 of 20 for this contest for a field goal rate of 55.0%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Hield earned 31 points in his 32 minutes on the court, but didn't record an assist.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 23-19 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Pacers are shooting 46.3% from the field, which ranks them 22nd in basketball. Indiana has scored 4,854 points for the campaign (115.6 per contest) and they grab 41.9 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.9 times per contest (5th in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.1 times per game. The Pacers are committing 21.6 fouls per contest and they shoot 79.9% from the charity stripe.
The Pacers on defense are ranked 20th in basketball in points given up per game with 115.7. They are forcing 15.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.5% from the floor (10th in basketball). The Indiana defense allows 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc (521 of 1,433) and opponents are converting on 81.9% of their foul shots. They have conceded 25.2 assists and 45.8 total boards per game, which is ranked 14th and 27th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana and under the total points
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