Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers 3/25/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers 3/25/23
Sat 25th March 2023

The Atlanta Hawks (36-37, 20-15 Home), one of the NBA’s top scoring teams, welcome the Indiana Pacers (33-41, 14-24 Away) on Saturday.

Indiana is playing on back-to-back days after getting outplayed by the Boston Celtics 120-95 at TD Garden yesterday. With 20 points, nine assists, and six rebounds, Tyrese Haliburton led the way in defeat. The Pacers are 11th in the Eastern Conference.

Atlanta lost a close one on Wednesday at Target Center, falling to the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-124. Trae Young had 29 points and eight assists in the loss to lead the team. The Hawks are the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Indiana and Atlanta have split their two matchups this season. The Hawks earned the win in the most recent meeting, beating the Pacers 113-111 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on January 13. Young led the Hawks with 26 points, while Onyeka Okongwu played a key role with 18 points, 20 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks.

Bennedict Mathurin had 26 points in defeat. Haliburton and Myles Turner, averaging 20.7 and 18.0 points per game, respectively, are leading the Pacers in scoring this season. Turner also has grabbed 7.5 rebounds per game, while Haliburton has dished 10.4 assists per game, second-most in the NBA.

Young (26.8 ppg) has supplied much of the Hawks’ offense. He ranks as the eighth-highest scorer in the league. Young also has doled out 10.0 assists per game, third-most in the NBA. Clint Capela has pulled down 11.1 rebounds per game.

With 117.6 points per game, the Hawks are one of the top scoring offenses in the league (4th). The teams have split their last 10 matchups at State Farm Arena (5-5). Meanwhile, the Pacers are 7-6 this season when playing on consecutive nights and 5-5 in such games against rested opponents.

The Hawks are 9-3 with a rest advantage.In the last 10 games, Indiana is 5-5 with an average margin of -3.7 (120.2-123.9). Atlanta has gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 122.1 points per game on average while scoring only 121.1 (-1.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Andrew Nembhard: 22.6 | 15.5 | +7.1
Bennedict Mathurin: 15.0 | 21.8 | -6.8
Points per game:
Aaron Nesmith: 12.6 | 9.9 | +2.7
Bennedict Mathurin: 11.7 | 16.4 | -4.8
Assists per game:
T.J. McConnell: 7.4 | 5.2 | +2.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Onyeka Okongwu: 23.8 | 17.9 | +5.9
Points per game:
Dejounte Murray: 14.3 | 20.5 | -6.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Atlanta Hawks -10.5 (-105)

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