Indiana Pacers versus Atlanta Hawks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-5-2013

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The 26-20 Atlanta Hawks will travel to play the 29-19 Indiana Pacers in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip time from Indiana is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball contest has the home team Indiana Pacers favored by -5 ½ points with the over under line of 181 points. There has been a ½ point move on Indiana and the over as when the lines opened the Pacers were favored by -5 points with a total of 180 ½ points.

The teams met twice this season all held in Atlanta with the Hawks winning both games with each team covering the spread once.

The Hawks are 10-12 on the road this season. The team is coming off the 93-76 home loss to the Chicago Bulls as a -7 point betting favorite. The total came in at under 182 points. Atlanta gets outscored in the second half by a 50-32 margin. The team shot just 39.2% from the floor. They held the Bulls to just 40.9% from the floor but get out rebounded by 8 boards. Josh Smith had 19 points and 13 rebounds on 9 of 16 shooting. The Hawks are a top seven shooting team this season hitting on 45.8% from the field and 38.1% from three.

Indiana is 19-3 at home this season. The Pacers win their third straight game all at home following a 111-101 home win against the Chicago Bulls as a -5 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 176 ½ points. Indiana erupted for 52.7% from the floor and connected on 6 of 14 from three. They pulled down 12 more rebounds than the Bulls. David West led the Pacers with 29 points and 9 rebounds on 11 of 18 shooting. We have seen a recent upsurge in scoring all of a sudden from the Pacers. The team has scored over 100 points in five of their past six games. They are second in the league in scoring defense by allowing 90.1 points a game.