Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks - 2/13/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Atlanta Hawks (11-13) vs Indiana Pacers (13-13)
Game Info: Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks +1 -- Over/Under: 227 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks play host to the Indiana Pacers at the State Farm Arena on Saturday night.
The Indiana Pacers have been in a rut lately as they've lost six of their past eight games, but they will be feeling better after snapping a four-game skid with a 111-95 road win over the Pistons on Thursday. Domantas Sabonis led the team with 26 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Malcolm Brogdon added 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists while Jeremy Lamb chipped in with 17 points on six of seven shooting off the bench. As a team, the Pacers shot 51 percent from the field and 14 of 31 from the 3-point line as they squandered an early nine-point lead, before dominating the second half where they outscored the Pistons by 59-43.Trae Young led the team with 25 points on eight of 15 shooting.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have been in a real slump lately as they've lost five of their last six games and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight loss after last night's 125-114 loss to the Spurs. Trae Young led the team with 25 points on eight of 15 shooting, Skyler Mays added 20 points off the bench while Clint Capela chipped in with 14 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. As a team, the Hawks shot 43 percent from the field and 11 of 32 from the 3-point line as they were slow to start the game and quickly found themselves facing a mountain to climb after getting outscored by 77-48 going into halftime. The Hawks would rally with 42 points in the fourth quarter to keep the final scores respectable, but this game was one to forget as they trailed by as many as 42 points at one stage.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pacers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days' rest.
Head to head, the under is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings overall and the Pacers are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings in Atlanta.
The Pacers have certainly cooled off since their hot start to the season, but they looked good in their win over the Pistons in their last outing and are now facing a slumping Hawks team who are playing on zero days' rest. The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings in Atlanta and I think that trend will continue here as the Pacers take advantage of the Hawks who are low on confidence.