Friday, January 28 2022

Through 2 Quarters

Both the Atlanta Hawks and the Indiana Pacers suffered losses in their previous contests, but the Hawks are closer to making up for it. Atlanta has emerged as the frontrunner at halftime and is ahead of Indiana 65-57.

Atlanta has been led by point guard Trae Young, who so far has 15 points and eight assists along with five boards. Power forward Domantas Sabonis has led the way so far for Indiana, as he has 12 points and two assists in addition to seven rebounds.

Indiana hasn’t been much of a second-half team this season, losing 100% of the time when they were down at the break.

Who’s Playing

Atlanta @ Indiana

Current Records: Atlanta 11-10; Indiana 9-14

What to Know

The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse after having had a few days off. If the matchup is anything like Indiana’s 133-126 win from their previous meeting in May, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.

The point spread favored the Hawks this past Saturday, but luck did not. They fell to the New York Knicks 99-90. Despite the loss, Atlanta had strong showings from point guard Trae Young, who shot 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and finished with 33 points and seven dimes, and center Clint Capela, who posted a double-double on 21 rebounds and 16 points along with three blocks. The game made it Young’s fourth in a row with at least 30 points.

Meanwhile, it was close but no cigar for Indiana as they fell 100-98 to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday. Indiana’s defeat shouldn’t obscure the performances of power forward Domantas Sabonis, who dropped a triple-double on 25 boards, 16 points, and ten assists, and point guard Malcolm Brogdon, who had 25 points and five assists in addition to six rebounds. That’s Sabonis’ first triple-double of the season.

The losses put Atlanta at 11-10 and the Pacers at 9-14. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Hawks come into the contest boasting the fourth fewest fouls per game in the league at 17.4. On the other end of the spectrum, Indiana is fourth worst in the league in fouls per game, with 20.5 on average. Keep an eye on whether or not foul trouble puts Indiana in a difficult position.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse — Indianapolis, Indiana
  • TV: Bally Sports Midwest – Indiana
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $11.00

Odds

The Pacers are a slight 2-point favorite against the Hawks, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Pacers as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Indiana have won 15 out of their last 21 games against Atlanta.

  • May 06, 2021 – Indiana 133 vs. Atlanta 126
  • Apr 18, 2021 – Atlanta 129 vs. Indiana 117
  • Feb 13, 2021 – Indiana 125 vs. Atlanta 113
  • Jan 04, 2020 – Atlanta 116 vs. Indiana 111
  • Dec 13, 2019 – Indiana 110 vs. Atlanta 100
  • Nov 29, 2019 – Indiana 105 vs. Atlanta 104
  • Apr 10, 2019 – Indiana 135 vs. Atlanta 134
  • Dec 31, 2018 – Indiana 116 vs. Atlanta 108
  • Dec 26, 2018 – Indiana 129 vs. Atlanta 121
  • Nov 17, 2018 – Indiana 97 vs. Atlanta 89
  • Mar 09, 2018 – Indiana 112 vs. Atlanta 87
  • Feb 28, 2018 – Atlanta 107 vs. Indiana 102
  • Feb 23, 2018 – Indiana 116 vs. Atlanta 93
  • Dec 20, 2017 – Indiana 105 vs. Atlanta 95
  • Apr 12, 2017 – Indiana 104 vs. Atlanta 86
  • Mar 05, 2017 – Indiana 97 vs. Atlanta 96
  • Nov 23, 2016 – Atlanta 96 vs. Indiana 85
  • Mar 13, 2016 – Atlanta 104 vs. Indiana 75
  • Feb 05, 2016 – Atlanta 102 vs. Indiana 96
  • Jan 28, 2016 – Indiana 111 vs. Atlanta 92
  • Dec 28, 2015 – Indiana 93 vs. Atlanta 87

Injury Report for Indiana

  • Justin Holiday: Out (Covid-19)
  • T.J. Warren: Out (Foot)

Injury Report for Atlanta

  • Cam Reddish: Out (Wrist)
  • Onyeka Okongwu: Out (Shoulder)
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic: Out (Ankle)
  • De’Andre Hunter: Out (Wrist)

Source: CBSSports.com

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