Pacers vs. Hawks Prediction & Odds
The Pacers and Hawks will square off at 5:00 p.m. ET on Saturday in a matchup of struggling teams. Will the Hawks cover as 9-point favorites or is there a smarter play on the board?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
549 Indiana Pacers (+9) at 550 Atlanta Hawks (-9); o/u 242
5:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 25, 2023
State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
Pacers vs. Hawks Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 65% of public bettors are currently backing the Pacers when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Indiana Pacers DFS Spin
Tyrese Haliburton returned to the lineup on Friday and contributed 20 points (7-for-13 FGs), six rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one triple and five turnovers in a 120-95 loss to the Celtics. Haliburton was available to play for the first time in two weeks, and he got right back to providing dominant fantasy value, despite playing against an elite defensive team. It was surprising to see Haliburton back, as many expected them to just keep him sidelined and prioritize his long-term health. However, they did focus on the future, as they allowed him to start alongside Bennedict Mathurin and Andrew Nembhard on the perimeter, with Buddy Hield coming off the bench. We'll see how many more games Hali plays this season, but he'll be drafted in the first round of most leagues next season.
Atlanta Hawks DFS Spin
Trae Young (left calf contusion) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Saturday. Trae dealt with a calf issue earlier this season, but he hasn't missed a game since January. In that game, Dejounte Murray dropped a career-high 40 points. Murray will be available for this game, after missing their last two with an illness. He should be in for a big night if Young isn't able to play. The Hawks play again on Sunday, so if Trae is able to play on Saturday, there's a chance he sits the second leg of the back-to-back.
Pacers vs. Hawks NBA Betting Trends
Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games
Pacers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall
Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss
Hawks are 10-26 ATS in their last 36 games following a ATS win
Pacers vs. Hawks NBA Prediction:
The over is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams and is a perfect 5-0 in the last five meetings in Atlanta. The over is also 7-3 in the Pacers’ last 10 games, is 5-2 in their last seven road games and is 6-1 in their last seven road games versus an opponent with a winning home record. On the other side, the over is 24-8 in their last 32 games following an ATS win, is 4-1 in their last five home games and is 20-7-1 in their last 28 games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PACERS/HAWKS OVER 242