Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers Predictions, NBA Expert Picks 2/25/2020
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -10.5
Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers (33-24, 2nd in the Central Division) play the Charlotte Hornets (19-37, 4th in the Southeast Division) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Charlotte opens this matchup as 10.5 point dogs. The total has been set at 210.
The Hornets cover the spread 48.2% of the time, having gone 27-29-0 ATS. Indiana is covering the spread 53.6% of the time, going 30-26-1 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/23/20 SG Jeremy Lamb Knee injured last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Charlotte
02/23/20 SG Victor Oladipo Back is questionable Tuesday vs Charlotte
Devonte' Graham comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Terry Rozier averages 17.6 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Domantas Sabonis averages 18.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.5 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Myles Turner averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 102.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.8 per game. The Hornets allow 110.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 26.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 21st in the league with 109.2 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Pacers are 26th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Pacers surrender 107.8 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 45.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game.
The Hornets are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 113.3, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 24th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Charlotte is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Pacers are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 11th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +10.5
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