Two teams sitting on opposite sides of the East are clashing today, when the playoff bound Indiana Pacers (33-25), looking to extend their current winning streak, are hosting the worse team of the conference, the Atlanta Hawks (18-41), who want to end a losing streak of their own. Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 02-23-2018, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Indiana Pacers -7.5
Pacers have a 33-25 record (32-26 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 5th place of the East. They have three consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Nets with a 108-103 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Victor Oladipo with 24 ppg, adding 5.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. He is followed by Bojan Bogdanovic with 13.6 ppg, while Miles Turner adds 13.5 ppg and 6.5 rebounds per game.
Hawks have an 18-41 record (31-26-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the East. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Pistons with a 98-104 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Dennis Schroder with 19.5 ppg, adding a team high 6.3 assists per game. He is followed by Kent Bazemore with 13 ppg, while Taurean Prince adds 12.4 ppg and 4.9 rebounds.
In their previous meeting earlier this season, Pacers won on the road with a 95-105 score. Pacers are 20-11 at home so far this season, while Hawks are 5-24 on the road. Pacers are better both offensively, scoring 106.8 ppg to Hawks’ 103.7 and defensively, allowing 105.5 ppg to Hawks’ 107.8. They also have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 48.05% to Hawks’ 44.97% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 37.34% to Hawks’ 36.57%. Pacers are also better in rebounding, grabbing 41.9 to Hawks’ 40.9, while Hawks are only better in assists made, with 23.9 to Pacers’ 22.4. Pacers are by far a better team and the weak Hawks squad don’t pose a threat in Indiana. Vegas odds give the Pacers a -7.5 spread which they are expected to beat for an easy home victory today.
Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction: Indiana Pacers -7.5 (-110)
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