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Hawks Favored at Home Over Pacers on Friday Night

A big matchup in the Eastern Conference takes place Friday night, as the Indiana Pacers play the Atlanta Hawks. The game at Philips Arena is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN, FOX, and FSN. Currently, the Hawks are favored to win at home.

The Teams

The Pacers are 26-23 SU and 25-23-1 ATS so far this season. They are 11-15 on the road, and 24 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other 25 going UNDER. They are coming off of a 114-100 win over the Brooklyn Nets, where they won against the spread as -6 ½ point road favorites. The total went OVER the 199 point line set by sports gambling bookies in that matchup.

The Hawks are 29-22 SU and 25-25-1 ATS overall this year. They are 16-8 at home, and 26 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other 25 all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 124-86 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, where they won against the spread as -7 ½ point road favorites. The total went OVER the 209 point line set by NBA betting sites for that game.

Gambling Odds & Trends

Indiana is 11-3 ATS against the Southeast Division, and 19-6-1 ATS against the Eastern Conference. They are 12-4 ATS on Friday night, and 3-7-1 ATS overall lately. They are 2-5 ATS on the road, and 1-3-1 ATS coming off of a SU win. They are 0-4 ATS after a win spreadwise.

The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their games coming off of one day of rest, and OVER in all 4 of their recent games against the Eastern Conference. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 on the road against teams with a winning record at home, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 after a straight up win. The total has gone OVER in 11 of their last 14 against teams with a winning record, and UNDER in 9 of their last 13 games on Friday night.

Atlanta is 4-1 ATS at home, and 4-0 ATS at home against teams with a losing record on the road. They are 16-7 ATS on Friday night, and 3-10 ATS against the Central Division. They are 1-4 ATS against teams with a winning record overall.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of their last 9 against the Central Division, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 coming off of a SU or spread win. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 9 at home against teams with a losing record on the road, and UNDER in 20 of their last 28 on Friday. The total has gone OVER in 12 of their last 17 against the Eastern Conference, and OVER in 7 of their last 10 at home.

Head to Head Trends and Betting Odds

Between these teams, the Pacers are 5-2 ATS lately. The favorite is 31-15-1 ATS in this series. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 meetings, and UNDER in 6 of their last 8 matchups in Atlanta.

They last met on January 28, 2016, when the Pacers won 111-92, and covered the spread as -3 point home favorites. The total went OVER the 201 ½ point line set by the online betting experts in that tilt.

For Friday night's matchup, the betting odds list the Hawks as -4 ½ point home favorites. The over/under is set at 205 points.