Friday, February 26, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Friday, February 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 29-27 and a road record of 10-18. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 102 points per game while giving up 101 per contest. Charlotte is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-14. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Pacers have an overall record of 31-26 and a home record of 18-9. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 2.1. Indiana has a division record of 5-6 and a conference record of 20-13. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.6 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Paul George averages 23.4 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. George Hill averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Charlotte averages 102 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.2 per game. The Hornets allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Indiana averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 22nd with 15.2 per game. The Pacers allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Pacers force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Hornets average 100.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0 per contest. The Hornets have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 104.3. In terms of pace they average 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pacers score 103.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 102 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.4 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense is 104.2 and they have a defensive rating of 102. They get 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 28-27-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 25-29-2 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 29-28-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 28-29-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/25/16 F Spencer Hawes Back "?" Friday vs. Indiana
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/25/16 G C.J. Miles Calf "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
01/14/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte
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