Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 1/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+1.5)
Spectrum Center is the venue where and the Charlotte Hornets (7-10) will take on the Indiana Pacers (10-7) on Wednesday. Indiana opens this game as 1.5-point dogs. The total opens at 221.
The Indiana Pacers took the court against the Toronto Raptors and walked away with a win by a score of 129-114 in their last game. Indiana ended the game having earned a 51.3% field goal percentage (40 out of 78) and knocked down 12 of their 29 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pacers buried 37 of their 45 attempts for a rate of 82.2%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 45 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 26 assists for this contest while having 5 steals and 8 blocked shots. In reference to the defense, Indiana let their opponent shoot 40.9% from the floor on 38 of 93 shooting. Toronto doled out 24 dimes and had 9 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Raptors snagged 39 boards (13 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Toronto finished the game shooting 88.9% when shooting free throws by making 24 of their 27 shots. They also buried 14 out of their 38 shots from beyond the arc.
Malcolm Brogdon is a guy who came through for the game. He left the arena with 36 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He played for 36:42 minutes played and pulled down 7 boards. Brogdon ended up shooting 58.8% from the field and recorded 9 assists. An additional guy that came through in this contest for the Pacers was Jeremy Lamb. He totaled 7 boards and accounted for 2 assists. He finished the game at 58.3% from the field in this game by shooting 7-of-12 (22 points). When the final whistle blew, Lamb was on the court for 32:59 min.
Indiana will take the court with a win-loss record of 10-7 this season. They are averaging 113.6 pts per game (10th in basketball) while connecting on 47.5% from the field. The Pacers are connecting on 35.7% on three-point attempts (206 of 577) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Indiana is pulling in 42.6 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 445 dimes for the year, which ranks 5th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 21.3 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Pacers are forcing 15.4 turnovers every game while drawing 19.2 fouls. They are currently ranked 18th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 419 conceded for the year. The Pacers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.2% (261 of 326) and they relinquish 44.8 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 39.5% from 3-point land while they are 17th in the league in opponents points per game (111.2).
In their last game, the Charlotte Hornets took a defeat with a final score of 117-108 when they played the Orlando Magic. The Hornets were able to corral 30 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 41 in the game. They stuffed 6 shots while getting 5 steals in this game. The Magic were called for 21 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 27 shots. They were able to bury 19 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 70.4%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Charlotte converted 11 of 38 tries (28.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Hornets walked away from this one shooting 39 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.8%. The Hornets permitted the Magic to bury 42 out of their 88 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.7% for this game. They finished shooting 51.4% from three-point range by going 19 out of 37 and finished the contest at 14 out of 22 from the free throw line (63.6%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Charlotte permitted Orlando to pull down 49 in total (10 offensive).
Gordon Hayward pitched in for the Hornets for this contest. He converted 9 out of 16 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 56.3%, which gave him 24 points. Hayward had 5 rebounds in his 38:12 minutes of time on the hardwood and added 4 assists in the matchup. Someone else that was important for Charlotte was Terry Rozier. He ended up walking away with 24 points in 34:57 mins played via 10 of 18 shooting in the matchup. Rozier ended the game having shot 55.6% from the floor while also earning 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Charlotte has a record of 7-10 on the year. Charlotte has tallied 1,832 points for the campaign (107.8 per game) and they grab 44.5 rebounds per game. The Hornets commit 18.6 fouls every game and they connect on 72.8% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Hornets are hitting on 44.9% from the field, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 27.9 times per game (1st in the league) and they cough up possession 15.4 times per game. The Hornets defensively are ranked 8th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 109.3. They have given up 28.4 dimes and 46.9 rebounds per game, which is ranked 30th and 25th in the NBA. The Charlotte defense allows 36.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (246 of 684) and their opponents are converting on 72.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 16.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (11th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (+1.5)
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