Pacers vs Hawks Picks and Odds


Trae Young dribbling ball up court

Trae Younger and the Atlanta Hawks host the Indiana Pacers Sunday. (Photograph by Peter Joneleit/Icon Sportswire)

  • The Atlanta Hawks are 4.5-point favorites at residence over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday
  • The Hawks are 16-6 since Nate McMillan changed Lloyd Pierce as coach
  • Evaluation of Pacers-Hawks with the chances and a prediction might be discovered beneath

Two groups jockeying for playoff place within the Japanese Convention sq. off when the Indiana Pacers go to the Atlanta Hawks at 1pm ET Sunday at State Farm Area.

The Pacers (26-29) are within the ninth place within the Japanese Convention and three video games behind the sixth-place New York Knicks (30-27) of their bid to keep away from the play-in spherical. Indiana has misplaced two of its final three, together with 119-111 to the Utah Jazz on the street Friday as a 10-point underdog.

The Hawks (30-26) are tied with the Boston Celtics for fourth place within the East – the highest 4 finishers can have homecourt benefit within the first spherical of the playoffs. Atlanta had its three-game successful streak snapped Thursday with a 120-109 loss to the visiting Milwaukee Bucks as four-point underdogs however are 16-6 since Nate McMillan took over as coach.

Pacers vs Hawks Odds

Group Moneyline at FoxBet Unfold Whole
Indiana Pacers +145 +4.5 (-110) Over 234 (-110)
Atlanta Hawks -182 -4.5 (-110) Underneath 234 (-110)

Odds as of April 17.

LeVert Setting the Tempo

Caris LeVert scored a game-high 24 factors for the Pacers on Friday as he continues his scoring tear. He has had at the least 24 factors in 4 straight video games and is averaging 27.8 throughout that span.

In 19 video games with the Pacers since being acquired from the New Jersey Nets in a commerce then having kidney surgical procedure, LeVert has an 18.5-point scoring common.

Domantas Sabonis had his fifth straight double-double as he contributed 22 factors, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. It was his thirty ninth double-double of the season.

Malcolm Brodgon added 16 factors.

The Pacers struggled offensively as they shot 39.0% (41-of-105) from the sphere. Indiana was additionally outrebounded 56-43, although it did power the Jazz, who’ve greatest report within the NBA, into 20 turnovers.

The Pacers took a 17-point lead halfway by means of the second quarter. Nonetheless, issues slowly fell aside they usually scored on simply 10 possessions over the sport’s final quarter-hour.

Myles Turner and Doug McDermott each missed the sport with sprained left ankles and are unlikely to play Sunday. Turner sat out six straight video games and McDermott has been sidelined for the final two.

Bogey Hovering for Hawks

Bogdan Bogdanovic scored at the least 20 factors for fifth time within the final six video games, although it wasn’t sufficient to maintain the Hawks from shedding Thursday to Milwaukee. He completed with 28 factors, seven assists, six rebounds and 6 three-point subject targets.

Solomon Hill was 6-of-10 from lengthy distance for a season-high 18 factors. It was simply the fourth time Hill has scored in double figures in 55 video games this season. Bogdanovic and Hill helped the Hawks make 41.2% (14-of-34) of their photographs from past the arc. Nonetheless, the Hawks had been outrebounded 52-39.

Clint Capela had 16 factors and 16 rebounds for his ninth consecutive double-double and thirty seventh of the season. Kevin Huerter additionally scored 16 factors.

Trae Younger had 15 factors and 9 assists however seemed rusty after lacking two video games with a calf harm. Averaging a team-high 25.2 factors a recreation, Younger made simply 3-of-17 subject objective makes an attempt.

Danilo Gallinari missed his third straight recreation with a foot harm. John Collins (ankle), De’Andre Hunter (knee) and Cam Reddish (Achilles) are all out with longer-term accidents.

Pacers Dominate Hawks

The Pacers have received eight of their final 9 video games towards Atlanta, together with a 125-113 victory on Feb. 13 in Atlanta as 1.5-point underdogs.

McDermott led the Pacers with 26 factors whereas Turner had 19 factors and 10 rebounds and Brogdon completed with 18 factors and eight assists. Indiana additionally acquired 18 factors from Aaron Vacation, 15 factors from Justin Vacation and a 14-point, 13-rebound, seven-assist efficiency from Sabonis.

The Hawks had been led by Clint Capela’s 24 factors and 10 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari added 20 factors, Collins and Reddish contributed 18 factors apiece and Younger chipped in with 15 factors and 14 assists.

The Hawks have performed nicely below McMillan however all the time appear to battle towards the Pacers, so the lean goes to Indiana right here.

The Decide: Pacers +4.5 (-110)

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