Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 3 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 29-38. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 105.3 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 34-32. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Kemba Walker comes into this game averaging 23.1 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Paul George averages 22.2 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Jeff Teague averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 7.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Charlotte averages 105.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.79 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 11.9 per game. The Hornets allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Indiana averages 104.7 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.85 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 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Pacers allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Pacers force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 108.4 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 12.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 28-36-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 33-34-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 30-36-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 31-35-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/14/17 C Frank Kaminsky Shoulder "?" Wednesday vs. Indiana
03/14/17 G Nicolas Batum Migraine missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Indiana
03/03/17 C Miles Plumlee Calf out indefinitely
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +3
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