NBA betting action continues on Wednesday night from Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where the Indiana Pacers will host the Atlanta Hawks in a battle on the NBA betting odds. Don’t miss out on this one, which should be a great clash. The NBA television schedule shows this 8:00 ET tip happening on NBA TV.
Free Basketball Picks: Atlanta Hawks @ Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 8:00 ET
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -6.5
Hawks vs. Pacers Live TV: NBA TV
Be very, very careful, Indiana! It’s still early in the process of NBA betting action on this game, but all of the early action has been on the Pacers at -6.5. Many are just making the assumption that the whole home team dominance thing is going to continue in this series, knowing that not only have the hosts kicked butt every step of the way in the playoffs, but that the host in this series is 8-0 SU and 7-1 ATS (with the one loss coming by a hook) in the last eight meetings. That being said, we really saw some spunk out of the Hawks in both Games 3 and 4 in this series, and they really looked like the better of the two teams. Indiana went on its run in Game 4 to threaten taking this series over, but Atlanta would not relent, and it found a way to take control back of a game that was starting to get away from it. The Hawks are moving the basketball and moving it quite well, and they are certainly going to be the team coming into this one full of confidence. We wouldn’t be all that shocked if they were to come into Indianapolis and pull off the upset on Wednesday night behind a good effort from F Josh Smith, who is coming off of a game in which he scored 29 points and had 11 boards on Monday night.
Hawks @ Pacers Game 5 Pick: Atlanta Hawks +6.5
Hawks @ Pacers Game 5 Prediction: Atlanta 98 – Indiana 96