NBA Playoffs 2013: Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks, Game 4 Picks

Jeff GrantContributor IApril 29, 2013

NBA Playoffs 2013: Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks, Game 4 Picks

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    The Indiana Pacers are 1-9 against the spread as road underdogs of three points or less, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks Monday, as they prepare to take on the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena.

    Sports bettors will find that the Pacers are getting two points in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 186.

    Let's take a closer look at Game 4 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series from a betting perspective while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.

Indiana Pacers

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    The Indiana Pacers suffered a 90-69 loss to the Atlanta Hawks as two-point road underdogs last Saturday, going UNDER the betting total of 188.5.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Pacers are 6-8 straight up and 7-6-1 against the spread when revenging a blowout loss of 20 or more points.

Atlanta Hawks

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    The Atlanta Hawks have won 12 consecutive home games against the Indiana Pacers, but they are 15-25-2 against the spread versus all NBA opponents at Philips Arena since the start of the regular season.

    Sports bettors will find that the Hawks have failed to cover the number in five out of their last six games after allowing 85 points or less.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Indiana Pacers as one of their NBA playoff picks Monday, as they've gone 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games following a straight-up loss of 10 or more points.

    NBA Pick: Indiana Pacers +2

     

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