Pacers Spread + Over Vs Hawks Are Friday’s Best NBA Bet

  • The Indiana Pacers are 3.0-point favorites against the Atlanta Hawks at home.
  • There are -110 odds for the 261.5-point total to go over on Friday night.
  • Indiana and Atlanta combined for 309 points in their first meeting this season.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Atlanta Hawks visit the Indiana Pacers as 3.0-point underdogs in Friday night’s NBA slate. Despite being an underdog in three of their last five games, Indiana is 5-0 straight up and against the spread across that stretch.

Their five-game win streak and earlier success against the Hawks makes the Pacers the best bet at USA online sportsbooks as a 3.0-point favorite. Indiana defeated Atlanta 157-152 in November, soaring over the 253-point game total.

Atlanta Hawks Vs Indiana Pacers Betting Lines

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Atlanta Hawks +3.0 (-110) +135 O261.5 (-110)
Indiana Pacers -3.0 (-110) -160 U261.5 (-110)

Friday night’s 261.5-point total is one of the largest in NBA history, but that’s for good reason after these two teams combined for 309 points in their first meeting. Indiana scored over 140 points in two of their last three games, while Atlanta surpassed the 130-point mark in consecutive games.

With both teams representing top three scoring offenses in the NBA this season, the 261.5-point projection is too low. There are -110 odds at NBA online sportsbooks for Friday night’s total to go over 261.5 points.

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Betting Trends Support Pacers -3, Over 261.5

Parlaying the over 261.5 points with the Pacers spread offers +264 odds. Betting $100 at Georgia sportsbooks for the Pacers spread (-3) and the over pays out $364 with a parlay.

While Indiana has been a solid team against the spread this season (19-14), Atlanta is one of the worst with an 8-25 record against the spread. The Hawks are 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games while the Pacers covered the spread in six of their last eight games.