We come in with an NBA top play selection for Wednesday as we select from the Eastern conference battle as the Indiana Pacers travels to play the Atlanta Hawks. The Pacers and Hawks will tip it off from Atlanta at 7:30PM Eastern Time and you can watch this pro basketball game live over the NBA League Pass. Our NBA best bet tonight is playing on the Indiana Pacers +3 ½ points against the Atlanta Hawks. The line used for our pick is courtesy of Bovada sportsbook.
The betting line in this NBA game opened up with the home team Atlanta Hawks favored by -3 ½ points with a total of 183 ½ points. The money early hasn’t moved off the opening line as the Atlanta Hawks remain a -3 ½ point betting favorite. The total has steamed upwards to 187 ½ points. Money line players can lay -155 odds on the home favored Hawks. Bettors who like the Indiana Pacers to win straight up can take back +145 odds on their money line wager to win outright with the points no factor at all in the wager.
This Indiana Pacers team had great depth and it has shown in these back to back spots where the team has played very well on the season. The Pacers sports seven players on the roster who average nine points or more on the season. You have to like the fact you are backing an underdog here who is a straight up 10-5 on the highway this season. Indiana has been outstanding in this role of the underdog with a 6-2 ATS record with 4-2 to the spread in the back end of a back to back. Without a strong presence in the middle for the Hawks with the injury to Al Horford the Pacers should be able to get points in the paint behind center Roy Hibbert, Paul George and David West who shoot for a high percentage on the year. Indiana brings solid road form as they hold opponents to just 92 points and 42.9% shooting in their 15 games away from home on the campaign.
Since losing center Al Horford the Atlanta Hawks have played miserably on the defensive end of the court. Teams are able to expose the Hawks thin front line for easy baskets close in. Atlanta is surrendering 48% shooting or worse to their three past opponents and making matters worse those games all resulted in losses on their home court with no back to back situations at all. Without the help of Al Horford and his 12 points and 55.3% shooting per game the Hawks have put up an average of just 84 points a game during this three game home stand. You are asking guys like Marvin Williams, Zach Pachulia and Vladimir Radmanovic to protect the paint defensively for Atlanta which leaves the team in a hopeless state right now against any team with scorers around the basket. Atlanta right now is begging to face a perimeter jump shooting team and is not getting one here as Indiana can exploit them. Play the Pacers plus the points at one of our highly rated online sportsbooks