Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 4/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+4)
The Indiana Pacers (21-25) host the Charlotte Hornets (24-22) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday. Charlotte opens this contest as 4-point dogs. The O/U opens at 224.5.
The Charlotte Hornets faced off with the Washington Wizards and went home with a win by a final score of 114-104 in their last game. Charlotte wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.7% FG percentage (42 of 90) and made 14 out of their 34 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Hornets made 16 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 84.2%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 50 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 24 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In terms of defending, Charlotte allowed their opponent to shoot 41.0% from the floor on 41 out of 100 shooting. Washington doled out 22 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Washington pulled down 51 rebounds (15 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Washington finished shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by converting 12 of 15 attempts. They also buried 10 of their 37 tries from distance.
Terry Rozier is someone who came through in the matchup. He accumulated 27 points on 10 out of 20 shooting. He played 38:44 minutes played and also collected 7 boards. Rozier finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and earned 4 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Hornets was Gordon Hayward. He had 11 rebounds in his 39:03 min on the hardwood. He went 47.4% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 9-of-19 (26 points). When all was said and done, Hayward accounted for 6 assists.
Charlotte heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 24-22 so far this season. They currently have an average of 111.7 points per game (19th in the NBA) while shooting 46.2% from the field. The Hornets are hitting 38.4% on three-point shots (645 of 1,678) and 77.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Charlotte is grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,235 assists for the season, which is 5th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 15.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Hornets are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 fouls. They are ranked 29th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,264 conceded so far this year. The Hornets defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.8% (692 of 875) and they relinquish 44.6 boards per game as a group. They are conceding 36.2% on 3-point attempts while they are 17th in the NBA in opponents points per game (112.1).
The last time they took the court, the Indiana Pacers took a defeat with a final score of 92-87 against the Miami Heat. The Pacers pulled down 37 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 48 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Heat committed 14 fouls for the contest which took the Pacers to the free throw line for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw tries for a rate of 66.7%. Regarding three-point shots, Indiana knocked down 11 of their 37 tries (29.7%). Overall, the Pacers shot 34 for 85 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0%. The Pacers permitted the Heat to convert 32 of 78 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.0% in this matchup. They shot 31.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 out of 32 and finished the game at 18 of 28 from the free throw line (64.3%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Indiana permitted Miami to pull down 42 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Myles Turner ended up being a factor for the Pacers in this game. He knocked down 6 of 9 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 6 rebounds. Turner earned 15 points in his 27:55 mins of playing time, but went home with no dimes. One more player that ended being a contributor for Indiana was Caris LeVert. He ended up finishing with 6 dimes in his 32:49 mins played, and he knocked down 5 of 12 from the floor. LeVert ended the game having shot 41.7% from the floor as well as collecting 14 points and 1 rebound.
Indiana has a record of 21-25 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pacers are shooting 46.9% from the floor, which ranks them 12th in the league. Indiana has earned 5,185 points for the year (112.7 per contest) and they pull down 41.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.8 times per game (5th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 13.8 times per contest. The Pacers commit 20.2 fouls per contest and they hit 78.3% from the free throw line. The Pacers on the defensive end are ranked 21st in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 112.7. They relinquish 25.8 dimes and 45.3 total rebounds per game, which is 25th and 21st in basketball. The Indiana defense allows 37.9% on 3-point shots (549 of 1,448) and opponents are converting on 78.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 15.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.0% from the floor (22nd in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana (-4) and over 224.5 points
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