Monday, December 12, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Monday, December 12, 2016. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 14-10. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 101.9 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 12-12. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 107.6, good for a point differential of -2.7.
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Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Nicolas Batum averages 13.4 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Paul George averages 21.8 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Myles Turner averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Charlotte averages 104.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 55.8 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 11.8 per game. The Hornets allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Indiana averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 21st with 15 per game. The Pacers allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Pacers force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 106.7 and a defensive rating of 103.8. In terms of pace they average 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 105.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 12-11-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 14-10-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 10-14-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 14-10-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/11/16 PG Kemba Walker Knee injured last game, probable Monday vs. Indiana
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/11/16 G Monta Ellis Groin injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Charlotte
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -1
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