Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 4/8/2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 47-33. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 105.5 points per contest while giving up 103.8 per game. The Hornets have an overall mark of 35-45. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 108.0 points per contest and giving up 108.0, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 46-34-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 30-47-3 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 33-43-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 40-38-2 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
04/02/18 F Cody Zeller Knee is out for season
04/01/18 G Treveon Graham Concussion is out indefinitely
03/09/18 G Michael Carter-Williams Shoulder is out for season
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Myles Turner averages 13.1 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kemba Walker averages 22.3 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.4 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 105.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.66 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.3 per game. The Pacers allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 11th in the league with 108 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.01. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 21.5. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Hornets surrender 108 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Pacers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Indiana is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Charlotte is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Hornets are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana -2
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