Free NBA Picks: Hawks vs. Pacers

Jordan Sharp

Monday, March 25, 2013 2:40 PM GMT

Monday, Mar. 25, 2013 2:40 PM GMT

After their big win last night on the road against the Bucks, will the Hawks have enough left in the tank tonight as they travel into Indiana to play one of the East’s best in the Pacers. Find out why we are looking to place our NBA picks on this game's total.


The NBA Odds for this one favor Indiana by -7 with a total of 188 points. Will Indiana be able to cover the large spread, or will the Hawks cover back to back road games here on Monday evening?

[gameodds]5/222710/43/us[/gameodds]

Playing on the road two nights in a row should affect the Hawks on offense rather than defense. The Hawks are 19-15-1 cashing the under when playing on the road this season, and going into Indiana where they only give up 88 points per game when playing at home, this should be a tough test for the Hawks.

I’m shying away from a large spread here tonight and focusing my NBA Picks on the total, which sits at a very beatable 188 points tonight. I’m all over the under in this one in Indiana.

On the second night of a back to back, and with no rest this season, the Hawks have cashed the under at 12-5-1. Combine that with playing in Indiana tonight, the total should go under.

The Pacers haven’t been scoring a whole lot either recently. As they season wears on and teams are running on less and less, totals will normally start to go under anyways. In this game here tonight, I sincerely doubt both teams get over 90 points.

The last three games for Indiana have gone under the total, and all three of them were great defensive efforts for the Pacers. All three of those games the Pacers have held their respective opponents to 87 points or less. In two of them, they held their opponent to under 80 points. I can’t see the Hawks breaking 90 tonight, to take the Under to the bank.

My NBA Picks: UNDER 188 

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