The Indiana Pacers will look to bounce back when they take the court in game four of their best of seven NBA playoff series in the Eastern conference against the Atlanta Hawks in a pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Atlanta is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.
The odds from this NBA pro basketball playoff game has the home team Atlanta Hawks favored by -2 points with an over under line of 186 points. There has been no early movement in this playoff contest since the odds were released a few hours ago.
The Hawks cut the Indiana Pacers series lead in this best of seven to 2-1 following a 90-69 home victory on Saturday night as a -2 point betting favorite. The game finished under 188 ½ points.
Indiana fell behind 54-30 at the half in defeat. The Pacers shoot a miserable 27.2% from the floor and converted on 4 of 25 from the three point line. The team turned the ball over 22 times. David West led Indiana with 18 points and six rebounds as he connected on 7 of 14 from the field. Paul George contributed with 16 points and nine boards. Indiana is a top two defense in all three key categories this year. On offense the Pacers are 26th and fifth last in the NBA in shooting as the club connects on 43.6% from the floor on the year.
The Hawks connected on 42.7% from the field and made 4 of 15 three pointers. The survived missing 12 of 28 free throws and had four less rebounds than the Pacers. In a must win Al Horford came through with 26 points and 16 rebounds as he made 12 of his 20 shots. Josh Smith had 14 points and six assists. Atlanta has shot well this season as they make 46.4% from the floor and 37.1% from three on the year. The issue with this team has been their consistency on the defensive end. You will get an effort like in game three where they allow 69 points and efforts like in game one and game two where they allow 107 points and 113.