Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 1/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (-4)
The Indiana Pacers (11-7) are headed to Spectrum Center on Friday where they'll meet the Charlotte Hornets (7-11). Indiana opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 220.5.
The Indiana Pacers faced off with the Hornets and earned the victory with a final of 116-106 in their last game. Indiana wrapped up the contest having earned a 51.1% FG percentage (45 of 88) and buried 16 of their 40 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Pacers converted 10 of their 12 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. In regard to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 47 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 34 assists in the game in addition to earning 2 steals and 9 rejections. When discussing defending, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 41.1% from the field on 37 of 90 shooting. Charlotte distributed 28 assists and had 3 steals for the contest. In addition, the Hornets grabbed 39 rebounds (11 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Charlotte finished the contest at 90.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 19 of their 21 tries. They converted 13 of 38 shots from three-point range.
Doug McDermott is one guy who was a contributor in the game. He ended up scoring 28 points on 12 of 22 shooting. He was on the court for 28:06 minutes played and pulled down 5 boards. McDermott finished the game shooting 54.5% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Pacers was Malcolm Brogdon. He pulled down 7 rebounds and tallied 6 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 52.9% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 9-of-17 (25 points). Overall, Brogdon was on the hardwood for 37:05 minutes.
Indiana heads into this game with a record of 11-7 so far this year. They are turning it over 13.6 times per contest and as a team they are committing 21.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Indiana is pulling in 42.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 479 assists so far this year, which is 4th in basketball in terms of passing. The Pacers are shooting 36.0% on shots from distance (222 of 617) and 76.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 113.7 points per contest (9th in basketball) while hitting 47.7% from the field. Defensively, the Pacers are able to force 15.1 turnovers every game and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. The Pacers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.9% (272 of 340) and they surrender 44.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 20th in basketball in giving up assists with 447 relinquished so far this season. They surrender 39.2% on three-point shots and they are ranked 18th in the NBA in opponents points per game (110.9).
In their loss to Indiana, the Hornets recorded 28 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the game. They also stuffed 3 tries while earning 3 steals for the contest. The Pacers were called for 19 fouls for the contest which took the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They were able to make 19 of them for a clip of 90.5%. When talking about three-point shots, Charlotte knocked down 13 out of 38 tries (34.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Hornets went 37 out of 90 from the floor which had them shooting 41.1%. The Hornets permitted the Pacers to make 45 of their 88 attempts from the floor which had them at 51.1% for this game. They finished the game shooting 40.0% from behind the 3-point line via 16 out of 40 and finished the contest at 10 of 12 at the free throw line (83.3%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Charlotte permitted Indiana to grab 47 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Terry Rozier was important for the Hornets for this contest. He buried 8 of 18 in the game for a rate of 44.4%, which gave him 20 points. Rozier collected 4 boards in his 32:41 mins of time on the hardwood and accounted for 3 dimes in the game. One more player that was pivotal for Charlotte was P.J. Washington. He scored 18 points in his 31:33 mins on the court by way of 6 out of 14 from the floor for the matchup. Washington walked away from this one going 42.9% from the field while also contributing 4 assists and 8 rebounds.
Charlotte has a record of 7-11 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Hornets are shooting 44.7% from the field, which is ranked 23rd in the NBA. Charlotte has scored 1,938 pts for the campaign (107.7 per contest) and they pull in 44.2 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 27.9 times per contest (1st in the league) and they are giving up possession 15.1 times per game. The Hornets commit 18.3 fouls per contest while shooting 73.7% from the free throw line. The Hornets on the defensive side of the court are 8th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 109.7. They are forcing 15.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (14th in the NBA). The Charlotte defense surrenders 36.2% on 3-pointers (262 of 724) and opponents are knocking down 72.9% of their foul shots. They have allowed 28.7 assists and 46.9 boards per contest, which ranks 30th and 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (-4)
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