Charlotte Hornets at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/29/2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Monday, January 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 4 point favorites.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 20-28. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 105.6 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 27-23. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.6 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 20-24-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-25-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 27-23-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 20-28-2 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Dwight Howard comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 12.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 55%. Kemba Walker averages 22.1 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Victor Oladipo averages 24.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 105.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.04 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13 per game. The Hornets allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 10th in the league with 106.6 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.04. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Pacers are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Pacers surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Hornets are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 23rd. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Charlotte is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Indiana is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Pacers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 5th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +4
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