Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/2/2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, February 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 3 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 29-23. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 106.5 points per contest while giving up 105.3 per game. The Hornets have an overall mark of 21-29. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per contest and giving up 105.6, which is a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 28-24-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 21-29-2 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-25-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-26-1 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
01/31/18 PF Marvin Williams Ankle is "?" Friday vs Indiana
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Victor Oladipo averages 23.9 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kemba Walker averages 22.4 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Dwight Howard averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.7 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 106.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.25 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.3 per game. The Pacers allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 14th in the league with 105.7 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.12. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 20.7. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per game with 13. The Hornets surrender 105.6 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 43.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Pacers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Charlotte is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Hornets are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 30th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -3
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