Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Betting Odds
The Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks will square off on Sunday in a NBA betting matchup of Eastern Conference title hopefuls that are both looking to supplant LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers as the representatives in the 2016 NBA Finals. With Indy looking to get the road upset and the Hawks looking to handle their business on their home floor, let’s find out who’s going to get the win and cover the spread.
Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Betting Odds & TV Info
Why Bet the Indiana Pacers
The Pacers (34-30 SU, 32-31 ATS) look like a solid wager because they’re playing excellent basketball at the moment. Indiana has won two straight and three of their last four games, including a surprising 99-91 win over San Antonio on Monday as a 6.5-point home underdog no less.
Why Bet the Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks (36-29 SU, 33-31-1 ATS) look like a great bet because they’re playing on their home floor and have the better defense in this matchup.
Atlanta may have watched its three-game winning streak come to an abrupt halt in their 104-96 loss to Toronto on Thursday while failing to cover the NBA betting line as a 3.5-point road underdog, but the Hawks went 5-1 SU in its previous six games while beating the Clippers by 10 points and narrowly falling to Golden State in overtime.
The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against Western Conference ballclubs and a red-hot 6-1 ATS in their L/7 games overall.
Expert Betting Pick & Final Score Prediction
These two Eastern Conference rivals have split the last 10 meetings evenly, but the Hawks have won four of the last six meetings while posing an incendiary 18-4 SU mark in their last 22 home games against the Hawks.
With the Pacers going 7-15 ATS over that 22-game span, I have little faith that they can pull off the upset win in this one. Back the Haws to get the win, although it’s won’t be by a large margin.
My final score prediction: Atlanta 102 Indiana 99