The Atlanta Hawks (17-16) are 1.5-point favorites as they visit the Indiana Pacers (17-17) on December 27, 2022 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The matchup features one of the league’s best squads defending against the 3-pointer versus one of the sharpest shooting squads. The Hawks concede just 11.0 triples per game (fourth in league), while the Pacers make 14.7 (fifth). The over/under for the matchup is 238 points.
How to bet Hawks vs. Pacers
Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Hawks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Hawks have -121 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +101 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 238 points.
Hawks vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
- Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Hawks vs. Pacers Betting Trends
The Hawks are 13-19-1 against the spread this year. Atlanta has been victorious in 12, or 63.2%, of the 19 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Hawks games this year have eclipsed the over/under 19 times in 34 opportunities (55.9%).
The Pacers have played 34 games, with 19 wins against the spread. Indiana has won 12 of the 26 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (46.2%). The Pacers have gone over the point total 41.2% of the time this season (14 of 34 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Hawks: Vit Krejci: Questionable (Ankle), Jarrett Culver: Out (Illness), De’Andre Hunter: Questionable (Ankle), Clint Capela: Out (Calf)
Pacers: Aaron Nesmith: Probable (Ankle), Jalen Smith: Probable (Ankle), Kendall Brown: Out (Leg), Daniel Theis: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks
With 114.6 points per game on offense, Atlanta ranks 11th in the NBA. At the other end of the court, it gives up 114.9 points per contest, which ranks 18th in the league. In home games, the Hawks are putting up 0.7 more points per game (114.9) than they are away from home (114.2). The Hawks’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, putting up 115.8 points per contest compared to the 114.6 they’ve averaged this season.
It’s been rough sledding for Atlanta in terms of three-pointers, as it is accumulating just 10.3 made threes per game (second-worst in NBA) and is making just 33.2% of its attempted three-pointers (fourth-worst). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Hawks have taken 66.3% two-pointers (accounting for 76.1% of the team’s baskets) and 33.7% threes (23.9%).
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
Indiana scores 113.9 points per game and give up 115.2, ranking them 15th in the NBA on offense and 20th defensively. The Pacers are scoring more points at home (116.6 per game) than on the road (111.6). The Pacers are averaging 111.5 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 2.4 fewer points than their average for the season (113.9).
Indiana is the fifth-best squad in the league in 3-pointers made (14.7 per game) and 11th in 3-point percentage (36.7%). The Pacers take 44.9% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 55.1% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 36.1% of the Pacers’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 63.9% are 2-pointers.
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