Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets 11/19/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
Spectrum Center is the site where the Charlotte Hornets (9-7) will compete against the Indiana Pacers (6-10) on Friday.
The Pacers took the court against the Pistons and went home with a loss by a final score of 97-89 in their last game. Indiana wrapped up the contest with a 41.8% field goal percentage (33 of 79) and made 9 out of their 37 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Pacers converted 14 of 19 tries for a rate of 73.7%. With respect to grabbing boards, they compiled 43 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 14 assists in the game as well as forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In terms of the defense, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 42.5% from the field on 34 out of 80 shooting. Detroit totaled 42 dimes and had 16 steals for this contest. Moreover, Detroit totaled 34 boards (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Detroit finished the contest at 75.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of 28 shots. They also buried 8 of 28 tries from 3-point land. When talking about fouls, the Pacers finished with 22 and the Pistons finished the game with 12 fouls.
Domantas Sabonis is a player who was a major contributor for this game. He finished with 15 points on 4 out of 7 shooting. He saw the court for 35 minutes and pulled down 11 boards. Sabonis ended up going 57.1% from the floor and dished out 1 assist.
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Indiana steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 6-10 for the campaign. They are turning it over 15.8 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 20.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Indiana is grabbing 45.5 boards per game and has accounted for 370 dimes for the year, which ranks 10th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Pacers are hitting 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (194 of 567) and 75.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 106.3 pts per game (20th in the league) while hitting 46.3% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Pacers are forcing their opponents into 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.3 fouls. They rank 19th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 354 conceded so far this year. The Pacers are giving up a FG percentage of 44.6% (628 of 1,409) and they concede 42.9 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 36.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 16th in the NBA in opponents PPG (106.8).
In their last game, the Hornets went home victorious with a score of 97-87 when they played the Wizards. When talking about how they attacked the glass, Charlotte permitted Washington to grab 37 in total (11 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 19.0% from distance by hitting 8 out of 42 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 16 from the charity stripe (81.3%). The Hornets permitted the Wizards to make 33 out of their 90 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.7% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Hornets finished the game shooting 42 for 96 from the field which had them shooting 43.8%. In regard to three-point attempts, Charlotte made 10 of their 32 attempts (31.3%). They were able to convert 3 of those for a percentage of 50.0%. The Wizards committed 10 fouls in this matchup which got the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 6 shots. They coughed it up 11 times, while earning 6 steals for the contest. The Hornets earned 43 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds totaling 59 for this contest.
Mason Plumlee pitched in for the Hornets for the game. He knocked down 5 out of 7 in the game for a field goal rate of 71.4%, and totaled 13 rebounds. Plumlee earned 11 points in his 26 mins on the court and added 2 assists in this matchup.
Charlotte has a record of 9-7 so far this season. The Hornets are responsible for committing 18.7 fouls every game and they connect on 72.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 26.2 times per game (4th in the league) and they turn it over 13.6 times per game. Charlotte has scored 1,796 points for the year (112.3 per contest) and they grab 45.7 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Hornets are connecting on 44.8% from the floor, which is ranked 18th in the NBA.
The Charlotte defense gives up 33.3% on 3-point shots (214 of 643) and their opponents are making 78.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 26.0 dimes and 49.3 total boards per game, ranking them 29th and 29th in the league. The Hornets are ranked 29th in the NBA in points given up per game with 113.3. They are forcing their opponents into 16.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.8% from the field (22nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana
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