The Indiana Pacers (7-5) will face off against the Atlanta Hawks (6-6) Tuesday evening with both teams hoping to be in the playoff mix by the end of the season. The Pacers are coming off a loss in their last game against the Magic, while the Hawks have dropped their last two contests.
There are no notable injuries on either side, so we should see both teams at full strength.
The Hawks are 3.5-point favorites according to DraftKings Sportsbook, with the total coming in at 251. Atlanta is -166 on the moneyline while Indiana is +140.
Pacers vs. Hawks, 7:30 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: Pacers +3.5
Atlanta has struggled against the number this season with a 4-8 ATS mark overall and a 1-5 ATS mark as the home team. The Hawks have only won twice at home so far. The Pacers are 7-5 ATS and have done well as the underdog with a 3-2 ATS record. Even though the Hawks have been good recently in the head-to-head matchups between these sides, take the Pacers to cover on the road Tuesday.
Over/Under: Over 251
This seems like a ridiculous suggestion, especially since this is one of the highest totals ever. However, both teams have a good chance of topping this mark. Indiana is 11-1 to the over this season and leads the league at 125.7 points per game. The Hawks are 8-4 to the over and rank fifth at 119.9 points per game. Neither team is good defensively, with Atlanta ranking 24th in points allowed per game and Indiana ranking 28th. With two good offenses going up against two poor defenses, the over feels like the right bet even at this insanely high number.