The NBA returns to play on Tuesday February 18th after the All Star Break. The Atlanta Hawks will come off the break to face the Indiana Pacers from NBA action. The Hawks and Pacers will get it started from Indiana at 7PM Eastern Time and you can watch this game live over the NBA League Pass Channel. Check out the NBA odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The current NBA pro basketball odds from this game have the home team Indiana Pacers the -10 point wagering favorite with the total lined at 194 points. Those who bet the Indiana Pacers on the money line will lay -620 odds while the return on the road underdog Atlanta Hawks will bring back +480 odds on the money line.
There has been a very good angle to bet following the All Star Break. That is bet against the head coach of the Eastern or Western conference in their first game back with their team. We have seen this play cash well over the past 15 years as it is one of the bettor bets in the NBA. The reason for this is the All Star break requires a lot of time and energy to manage for the coaching staffs. They entire coaching and training staffs leave their team for much of the All Star break. The players are lose touch with coaches are no quite fit when they hit the court. Also with all the All Star hoopla the coaching staffs often lose focus for their upcoming game. The All Star game has been a night game in recent seasons meaning the coaching staffs spend the night most of the time in the host city impaction travel and preparation for practice. That is the reason they have rotated coaching staffs over the years as you no longer see head coaching staffs coach in successive seasons during the All Star game. It is a nice honor to coach the All Star game but it does impact the staff’s ability to communicate and keep fit the players who are lounging around. In their meeting this year the Hawks win at home by ten points to Indiana and in the rematch on month later the Pacers win by only four points. Ten points is too much to lay here.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Tuesday we will play on the Atlanta Hawks +10 points against the Indiana Pacers at online sportsbooks.