Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 11/21/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+5)
The Indiana Pacers (7-5) are hitting the road to State Farm Arena on Tuesday where they will play the Atlanta Hawks (6-6). Atlanta is 5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is 228.
The Pacers faced off with the Magic and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 128-116 in their last contest. Indiana finished the contest having earned a 44.2% FG percentage (42 out of 95) and knocked down 8 of their 31 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Pacers made 24 of their 31 shots for a rate of 77.4%. In relation to rebounding, they earned a total of 40 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 24 dimes in this contest as well as forcing 15 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When discussing the defense, Indiana allowed 49.4% from the floor on 43 of 87 shooting. Orlando dished out 21 dimes and had 10 steals for this game. Furthermore, Orlando grabbed 42 rebounds (8 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 7 rejections. Orlando finished 83.3% at the charity stripe by converting 35 of their 42 tries. They converted 7 out of their 20 shots from beyond the perimeter. When discussing personal fouls, the Pacers walked away with 32 while the Magic totaled 23 personal fouls.
Jordan Nwora is someone who was a contributor for this game. Nwora finished the contest at 72.7% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. He was on the court for 23 minutes played and totaled 5 rebounds. He accounted for 19 points on 8 of 11 shooting.
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Indiana enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 7-5 for the campaign. They average 125.7 points per outing (1st in the NBA) while connecting on 49.5% from the field. The Pacers are hitting 37.8% on 3-point shots (179 of 474) and 79.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Indiana is pulling in 41.8 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 363 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 6th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.1 times per game and as a group they are committing 21.8 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Pacers are able to force 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.2 fouls. They give up 38.1% on shots from distance and they rank 29th in the NBA in PPG allowed (123.8). The Pacers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 49.1% (542 of 1,104) and they relinquish 44.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 4th in basketball in giving up assists with 299 conceded for the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Hawks took a loss by a final score of 126-116 when they faced the 76ers. When talking about cleaning the glass, Atlanta permitted Philadelphia to collect 43 in total (13 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 43.3% from beyond the arc by shooting 13 out of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 27 out of 28 at the free throw line (96.4%). The Hawks permitted the 76ers to bury 43 out of 88 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 48.9% for the game. When this game wrapped up, the Hawks finished the game shooting 40 out of 89 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.9%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Atlanta converted 12 of 33 tries (36.4%). They were able to knock down 24 of the free throws for a rate of 80.0%. The 76ers earned 20 fouls in the game which took the Hawks to the charity stripe for a total of 30 tries. They turned the ball over 13 times, while earning 8 steals in this game. The Hawks were able to collect 25 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in the matchup.
Trae Young ended up being a major contributor for the Hawks for this contest. He converted 5 out of 14 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 35.7%, and added 2 rebounds. Young recorded 22 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 13 assists for the game.
Atlanta has a win-loss mark of 6-6 this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Hawks are hitting on 47.7% from the field, which ranks 9th in the NBA. Atlanta has totaled 1,439 pts so far this season (119.9 per game) and they pull down 44.2 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 26.5 times per game (11th in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.4 times per contest. The Hawks commit 18.3 personal fouls per contest while shooting 83.2% from the charity stripe.
The Hawks on the defensive side of the court are 24th in the league in points allowed per game with 117.9. They are able to force 16.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.6% from the floor (23rd in the league). The Atlanta defense gives up 37.0% from downtown (156 of 422) and opponents are making 79.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 27.7 assists and 42.1 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 26th and 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (-5)
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