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Hawks vs Pacers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Eastern Conference Showdown

Indiana Powering at Home

The Indiana Pacers put their home record on the line against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.

They are 15-7 at home and looking to get the better of the Hawks, who are struggling to show their best form at 19-22.

Hawks vs Pacers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Hawks vs Pacers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

It’s an important Eastern Conference match and NBA odds have the Hawks favored to win this one on the road.

Let’s check the latest NBA odds, stats, injury report and NBA lines for Hawks vs Pacers. We’ve plenty of NBA betting odds for you to consider.

Frustrating Hawks Needing Answers

The Hawks have been frustrating to follow and we think it’s an attitude thing. Trae Young said last season that they don’t care too much about the regular season, but that instills bad habits, like losing.

After beating the Clippers 112-108 on Sunday, it looked like their season could improve. However, losing 114-105 to the Bucks at home on Wednesday wasn’t ideal, and they’ll be doing well to get back to .500 after posting a 19-22 record.

Their against-the-spread record is even worse at 16-25, so the sportsbook is starting to catch on and not giving them much respect with a tiny -2½ line.

Having Clint Capela on the sidelines isn’t helping their cause. The defense knows that most of the offense comes from the wings, so defending the Hawks has become much easier.

Given their 8-13 road record, we expect the Hawks to struggle to show their best. They have failed to cover the spread in five of their last eight games, so bettors will have to take on trust.

Pacers Riding Home Winning Streak

The Pacers have won their last six home games, which goes a long way into establishing a good position in the Eastern Conference.

They got the better of Portland and Charlotte at home before losing to the Knicks on the road on Wednesday, but the 119-113 loss was a solid effort.

Defense has been key for the Pacers at home after allowing just 99 points against Portland in a 108-99 win last week.

“We were flying around,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “You have to double-team (Damian) Lillard and we trapped him in the backcourt a couple times. But the one constant is Myles around the basket. There are very few guys who have that presence around the rim and allow you to play with a smaller lineup. Myles was always there.”

NBA betting markets may be wrong about not favoring the Pacers, who are 25-17 ATS, one of the better records in the NBA.

Hawks vs Pacers Game Injuries

Hawks vs Pacers Head-to-Head

It’s a 5-5 ATS split over the last 10 games, with the Pacers scoring a 129-114 win in their most recent meeting in December.

They were the +2 underdogs on that occasion and were underdogs in their last three spread covers.

Hawks vs Pacers Game Information

  • Game: Hawks (19-22) vs Pacers (23-19)
  • Day/Time: Friday, Jan. 13th, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Hawks vs Pacers Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

Hawks vs Pacers Betting Lines

Hawks vs Pacers Picks & Prediction

You never know what to expect with the Hawks, but we can’t see them ending the Pacers’ winning run at home.

Bettors get value odds for the Pacers, who have been one of the better bets so far.

We also like the under, as we can’t see the Hawks scoring highly, and the Pacers’ defense is strong.

Atlanta is listed at -135 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Hawks, there’s a chance to win $74. Indiana is +115, offering a chance to win $115 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Atlanta a 57.45% chance to win, with the Pacers at 46.51%.

Hawks vs Pacers Edge

Hawks vs Pacers Results

Hawks vs Pacers Game Summary

Hawks vs Pacers Previous Game (Dec. 27, 2022)

The Atlanta Hawks are after a second straight win when visit the Indiana Pacers in a key Eastern Conference showdown Tuesday night. Atlanta has won three-of-four, holding a slim, half-game lead over the second-place Miami Heat in the Southeast Division. Indiana had its two-game winning streak snapped Monday night, a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Indy sits in third place in the Central Division.

The Atlanta Hawks are putting things together of late and will be the more-rested team in this one. The Indiana Pacers are going to play better than they did Monday night, but it won’t result in a win.

In your NBA picks, take Atlanta to win and cover on the road.

Hawks vs Pacers Game Summary

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