Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/21/2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 11-6. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 4.8 as they average 105.7 points per contest while giving up 100.9 per game. The Hornets have an overall record of 8-8 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 115.0 points per game and surrender 110.4, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 8-8-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 7-10-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 10-6-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/20/18 F Myles Turner Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Charlotte
11/20/18 G Victor Oladipo Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Charlotte
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/20/18 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Indiana
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 15.1 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kemba Walker averages 29.6 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Jeremy Lamb averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 105.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.1 per game. The Pacers allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.7 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 7th in the league with 115.0 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.3. The Hornets surrender 110.4 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 103.6 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Indiana is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Charlotte is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Hornets are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 12th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 12th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +2
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