Pacers suffering from Hawks’ headache!
They may have sealed the number one seed in the East, but Indiana’s form going into the NBA playoffs was anything other than championship-worthy. A 12-14 record since March 1st, a one-time stingy defense that has been leaking points left, right and center and rumoured discontent within the team had many experts predicting a tough time for the Pacers when the postseason got underway – and it looks as though those warners were right.
Saturday’s Game 1 home loss to the eighth-seeded Atlanta Hawks simply further underlined Indiana’s current struggles and has now heaped on the pressure to succeed when the teams take to the court again tonight. A career-best 28-point performance from Indiana-native Jeff Teague helped the Hawks to what could be a crucial win, especially as both teams know that the Pacers have struggled badly in Atlanta in recent years.
Many don’t believe that the Pacers have the stomach for a real playoff fight and whilst most think that Charles Barclay’s description of them as “wussies” is a bit over the top, Tuesday’s Game 2 showdown in Indiana could well be a make-or-break showdown for what promised to be a fantastic season!
Atlanta Hawks @ Indiana Pacers, Game 2 Odds
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CHRIS I. (tipsterchris) is a European sports blogger who’s hooked on football — both NFL American football and European football. Chris discusses betting tips and trends and includes betting odds in his regular posts at BI.