The Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks are going to square off in Game 6 of their playoff series in a crucial NBA betting affair on May 3rd. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for basketball for what should be a great game on Friday.
NBA Predictions: Indiana Pacers @ Atlanta Hawks
Date: Friday, May 3rd, 7:30 ET
Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA
NBA Betting Odds: Atlanta -1.5
Pacers vs. Hawks NBA TV Schedule: ESPN2
Time and again, we have seen lesser teams fold up in Game 6 in situations like this. Remember when the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder played against each other in a great 1/8 series a few years ago before the Thunder were good? The home team won the first four games of that series, and when the Lakers won Game 5 at the Staples Center, the Thunder looked a bit deflated and ultimately were knocked out in Game 6. There’s something psychological about losing that third game on the road that tends to kill a team’s spirit like Atlanta’s. The Hawks now know that they not only have to pour their heart and soul into this game to win it, but they also have to go on the road on Sunday and figure out how to do something that they haven’t been able to do in five tries this season: Beat the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The end result is that the lower seeded teams tend to just throw in the towel at home and ultimately pack their bags in their own locker room, and that’s what we think is going to happen again on Friday night. Unless the Hawks come out of the blocks with guns blazing, we don’t think there is going to be any fight back. This is Indiana’s game to win, and it’s Indiana’s game to lose. Take the Pacers and the insulting point and a half.
Pacers @ Hawks Game 6 Pick: Indiana Pacers +1.5
Pacers @ Hawks Score Prediction: Pacers 97 – Hawks 91