Since starting the season off 33-7 SU and 28-12 ATS, the Indiana Pacers have hit a bit of a rocky patch going just 4-3 SU and 2-5 ATS over their last seven games, including Monday night's game against Orlando.
The Pacers visit the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night as a 3-point road favorite.
Before hitting this 3-3 SU and 1-5 ATS mini-slump, the Indiana Pacers were on a 5-0 SU and ATS run. Paul George has been the team's leading scorer all year averaging 22.9 points per game, with Lance Stephenson, David West, and Roy Hibbert providing solid secondary offense behind him.
Computer Prediction: 99-93 Indiana (from Odds Shark NBA picks engine)
Indiana's smothering defense allows only 90.6 PPG, fewer than any other team in the NBA. The Pacers are 14-8 SU and 13-9 ATS on the road this season.
The Atlanta Hawks are 3-1 SU and 4-0 ATS over their last four games, winning and covering as favorites against Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and Minnesota and then losing by just two points on the road against Oklahoma City as a 9.5-point NBA betting lines underdog.
With leading scorer Al Horford sidelined with a torn pectoral muscle, the rest of the team has stepped up to provide offense averaging 109.9 PPG over Atlanta's last nine games and 116.5 PPG over its last four.
Atlanta's recent surge of offense has led to the score going OVER the posted total in eight of the Hawks' last nine games. Indiana's games have also leaned towards the OVER in recent weeks at 7-2-1 over the Pacers' last 10 games. The total has gone OVER in seven of the last 10 games between these two teams.
Atlanta and Indiana met in a six-game series in the playoffs last year in which the home team won and covered in every game other than Game 6 where Indiana topped Atlanta 81-73 on the road.
In the only meeting between the two teams this year, Atlanta topped Indiana 97-87 at home as a 4-point home underdog. The home team is 10-1 SU and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 games between Indiana and Atlanta.
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