Monday, March 6, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Indiana Pacers head to Time Warner Cable Arena to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, March 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 2 point favorites.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 31-30. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 105.3 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 27-35. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 104.6, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Jeff Teague comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Pacers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Paul George averages 21.7 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
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Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kemba Walker averages 22.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Indiana averages 105.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.85 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14 per game. The Pacers allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Charlotte averages 104.9 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.27 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 28th with 12.1 per game. The Hornets allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 108 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 107.7 and they have a defensive rating of 107.4. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 28-33-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 30-31-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 26-33-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 30-32-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/03/17 C Miles Plumlee Calf out indefinitely
03/03/17 C Frank Kaminsky Shoulder out indefinitely
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +2
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