Betting Lines: Indiana Pacers (-3) vs. Atlanta Hawks (O/U: 197.5) Game time: 10:30 a.m. AEDT
Indiana Pacers Trends - The Pacers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games - The Pacers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games on the road - The Pacers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games on the second game of a back-to-back
Atlanta Hawks Trends - The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games - The Hawks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games at home - The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. Central division teams
Prediction: Indiana Pacers 102, Atlanta Hawks 99 (Pacers win, Hawks cover, Over) Bets: Hawks ATS, Over
Why the Pacers will win: The best defensive team in the land (Indiana only allows 90.3 points per game, best in the NBA) takes on an overachieving Hawks squad which has won back-to-back games-- perfect letdown game for the Hawks at home although they will still cover the spread. The Pacers are coming off back-to-back wins over Brooklyn and Orlando. This was after they lost 3 of 5 so Indiana is serious in getting another long win streak to protect the NBA’s best win-loss record.
Betting Lines: Chicago Bulls (+7.5) vs. Phoenix Suns (193.0) Game time: 12 noon AEDT
Chicago Bulls Trends - The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the second game of a back-to-back - The Bulls are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on the road - The Bulls are 17-35 ATS in their last 52 games vs. West teams
Phoenix Suns Trends - The Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. East teams - The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. Central division teams - The Suns are 35-16-1 ATS in their last 52 games
Prediction: Phoenix Suns 91, Chicago Bulls 81 (Suns win, Suns cover, Under) Bets: Suns ATS, Under
Why the Suns will win: The Bulls are coming off an embarrassing 99-70 loss to the Sacramento Kings Tuesday night. A tough back-to-back is in sight as they face a Suns team on a roll: Phoenix has won straight games including a statement win at Indiana last Thursday. They also treated the visiting Charlotte Bobcats to a 105-95 blowout last Saturday. Expect the Suns to continue their rise against the slumping Bulls.
Betting Record (Year to date): 37-22-1