The Pacers were able to hold serve in Game 1 at home, with a 107-90 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Check the NBA playoff odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Hawks (0-1) were outscored by 15 points in the first and third quarters and were unable to come back from those deficits. Atlants lose by 17 despite making the same amount of threes as the Pacers, made more field goals and were the better shooting team from the field than Indiana. How could they have lost? Well, they were outscored 30-7 from the free throw line. Atlanta was just 7-14 from the free throw line while the Pacers went to the line for 34 shots. Jeff Teague led the Hawks in scoring with 21 points and had seven assists in 37 minutes. Four Hawks (Jeff Teague, Ivan Johnson, Devin Harris and Kyle Korver) finished with four personal fouls which could have hindered the Hawks.
The Pacers (1-0) had six players reach double figures with all five starters reaching the plateau. Paul George went off for a triple-double with 23 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in Game 1 in 44 minutes of game time. Roy Hibbert added 16 points and had eight rebounds. Indiana shot a remarkable 30 for 34 from the free throw line and Paul George was 17-18 from the line.
The Hawks are 37-44-2 against the spread and the Pacers are 43-39 ATS and covered in Game 1 of the playoffs.
The Pacers will take control of the series after their two home games and take a 2-0 lead into Atlanta bit first check the sportsbook reviews.