Pacers vs Hawks Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/5

Pacers vs Hawks Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/5

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Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Indianapolis, IN; January 5, 2024, 5:00 p.m. EST

Spread: IND -3.5
Over/Under: 264.5

 

Introduction

Get ready for an intense matchup as the Atlanta Hawks take on the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on January 5, 2024. In this KingPin Pro preview, we'll delve into team statistics, recent performances, and key player insights. 

 

Team Analysis

Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks, with a 14-19 record, face a challenging road game against the Pacers. Despite recent improvements, they need to bring their A-game against the Pacers' solid defense.

Player Spotlight: T. Young

Trae Young, averaging an impressive 28.2 points per game, will play a crucial role in the Hawks' offensive strategy. His performance is key to the Hawks' chances of success.

 

Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers, riding a 5-game win streak with a 19-14 record, are in great form. They aim to extend their streak and cover the -3.5 points spread against the Hawks at home.

Player Spotlight: T. Haliburton

Tyrese Haliburton, averaging 24.9 points per game, is a key contributor to the Pacers' offense. His playmaking skills will be vital in breaking down the Hawks' defense.

 

Injuries

The Atlanta Hawks are without Vit Krejci, while the Indiana Pacers list Andrew Nembhard and Bruce Brown as game-time decisions, potentially impacting their backcourt depth.

 

Recent Performances

Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a thrilling overtime win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, showcasing their offensive firepower. However, they face a tough challenge against the Pacers.

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers have been on a roll, securing wins against strong opponents. Their recent victory against the Milwaukee Bucks demonstrates their ability to compete at a high level.

 

Prediction

The Indiana Pacers will win the game and cover the -3.5 points spread against the Atlanta Hawks. The Pacers, fueled by their recent success and home-court advantage, have the momentum and defensive prowess to outplay the Hawks.

Look for a well-rounded performance from the Pacers, with Tyrese Haliburton leading the charge. The Hawks may struggle to keep up, making the Pacers the favorable pick to secure both the victory and cover the spread.

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Pick: Indiana Pacers -3.5

 

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