- Featured game: Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks
The Pacers (16-9; 12-11-2 ATS) take on the Hawks (6-19; 11-14 ATS) for the second time this season. Indiana won their previous duel 105-104 as an 11-point home fave on November 29 to record its sixth straight victory over the Hawks. The Pacers are 10-1 SU and 7-4 ATS in their last 11 meetings with the Hawks and are 4-1 SU and ATS in their previous five visits to Atlanta. The Hawks opened as 6-point dogs in this one with a total of 222.5 points.
Indiana is coming off a 122-117 win to Boston this past Wednesday. The Pacers are 9-3 SU and 7-5 ATS in their last 12 games overall and are 4-2 SU and ATS in their last six outings on the road. They are 11-4-1 ATS in the previous 16 games playing on one day rest and are 4-1 SU and ATS in the last five road encounters with the Southeast Division.
On the other side, Atlanta is coming off a tough 136-102 defeat at Chicago on Wednesday. The Hawks are only 2-13 SU and 6-9 ATS in their last 15 games overall and are 1-6 SU and 3-4 ATS in their previous seven outings at home. They are 1-4 ATS in the last five showings as underdogs, while the Hawks are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on one day rest. Also, the Hawks are 7-22 ATS in their previous 29 games played on Friday.
- Los Angeles Clippers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
The Timberwolves (10-14; 9-14-1 ATS) have been pretty successful against the Clippers (19-7; 15-11 ATS) over the last few years. They are 7-2 SU and 6-3 ATS in the last nine meetings with the Clippers and are 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS in the previous five encounters in Minneapolis. Six of the last seven matchups between the T-Wolves and Clippers went in the over, as well as the previous four at Target Center. The Clippers opened as 5.5-point favorites in this one with the total at 230.0 points.
Minnesota is playing in a terrible form at the moment. The Timberwolves are 0-6 SU and ATS in their last six games overall. They are 0-6 ATS in the last six games at home and are 0-4 ATS in their last four outings as underdogs. Also, the T-Wolves are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record. The Clippers are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six contests overall. They are 4-0 ATS in the last four outings as favorites and are 21-9 ATS in the previous 30 showings on the road as favorites.
- New York Knicks vs. Sacramento Kings
The Knicks (5-20; 12-13 ATS) and the Kings (11-13; 15-9 ATS) will already wrap up their regular-season series. Back in November, the Kings thrashed off the Knicks 113-92 as 1.5-point road favorites. They opened as 8-point favorites here with the total at 208.5 points, and the under is 8-1 in the last nine encounters between Sacramento and New York. The Kings are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in their last four meetings with the Knicks.
New York is 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS in its last six games overall. The Knicks are 2-7 ATS in their last nine road games against a team with a winning home record and are 2-8 ATS in their previous ten contests against a team with a losing overall record. Also, the Knicks are only 6-21 ATS in their last 27 outings following an ATS win. Sacramento is 3-1 SU and ATS in its last four games overall, and the Kings are 15-4 ATS in their previous 19 outings. They are 5-2 ATS in the last seven games at home and are 9-3 ATS in the previous 12 tilts playing on one day rest.