Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets - 1/6/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Monday, January 6, 2020
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -5
T.J. Warren and the Indiana Pacers (22-14, 2nd in the Central Division) head to Spectrum Center on Monday where they'll meet the Charlotte Hornets (15-23, 3rd in the Southeast Division). Charlotte opens this contest as 5 point dogs. The over/under has been set at 210.
The Pacers are covering 54.3% of the time, having gone 19-16-1 ATS. Charlotte is covering 50.0% of the time, going 19-19-0 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/19/19 SG Victor Oladipo Knee is out indefinitely
01/04/20 SG Malcolm Brogdon Back is out Monday vs Charlotte
01/04/20 PG T.J. McConnell Ankle left last game, is questionable Monday vs Charlotte
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Domantas Sabonis averages 17.8 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 13.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Terry Rozier averages 17.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Devonte' Graham averages 19.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 7.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 109.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13.0 per game. The Pacers allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 27th in the league with 104.4 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Hornets are 15th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Hornets surrender 110.9 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 26.9 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Pacers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 11th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Hornets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113.2, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 28th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% 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 Indiana -5
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