Friday, March 4, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, March 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 32-29 and a road record of 14-18. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. Indiana is 6-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-15. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Hornets have an overall record of 32-28 and a home record of 20-9. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 1.7. Charlotte has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 21-15. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. George Hill averages 12.5 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kemba Walker averages 20.8 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Indiana averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Pacers allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Charlotte averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 3rd with 13.1 per game. The Hornets allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Hornets force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Pacers average 101.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.7 per contest. The Pacers have an offensive rating of 104.3 and a defensive rating of 102.4. 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 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Hornets score 104.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 107 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 14.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.2 points per game. The Hornets rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 103.9. They get 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 31-30-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 29-32-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 31-28-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-31-2 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/03/16 G C.J. Miles Calf "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/03/16 F Cody Zeller Back probable Friday vs. Indiana
03/01/16 F Spencer Hawes Back out indefinitely
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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