Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 11/16/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+2)
The Charlotte Hornets welcome the Indiana Pacers at Spectrum Center on Wednesday. Indiana opens this contest as 2-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 224.
The Pacers faced the Raptors and went home with a win by a final score of 118-104 in their last contest. Indiana ended the contest with a 50.0% FG percentage (41 of 82) and knocked down 19 out of their 43 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Pacers buried 17 of their 23 tries for a percentage of 73.9%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 51 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 33 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 4 steals. With respect to defense, Indiana allowed 39.4% from the floor on 37 of 94 shooting. Toronto doled out 14 dimes and had 12 steals in the game. Additionally, Toronto grabbed 43 boards (16 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Toronto finished shooting 79.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 23 of their 29 tries. They buried 7 of 35 attempts from three-point range. Concerning fouls, the Pacers finished with 23 and the Raptors finished the game with 18 fouls.
Myles Turner is one guy who was a major contributor for this game. Turner finished 62.5% from the field but finished the game without an assist. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins played and also grabbed 10 boards. He ended up walking away with 19 points on 5 out of 8 shooting.
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Indiana heads into this game with a record of 6-6 on the year. They are giving up possession 16.7 times per game and as a group they commit 22.3 personal fouls per game. As a team, Indiana is grabbing 45.2 boards per game and is sitting with 345 assists this year, which is 14th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Pacers are shooting 38.0% on shots from downtown (186 of 489) and 79.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 117.3 points per game (3rd in the league) while shooting 45.9% from the field.
Defensively, the Pacers are able to force 14.9 turnovers per game and they draw 20.2 personal fouls. They rank 6th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 310 relinquished this year. The Pacers defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.8% (488 of 1,043) and they surrender 42.7 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 39.3% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 26th in the NBA in PPG allowed (117.2).
For their last game, the Hornets took home the win by a final score of 112-105 when they played the Magic. In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Charlotte allowed Orlando to pull down 48 in total (22 offensive). They went 38.9% from distance by shooting 14 of 36 and ended up going 19 of 23 at the free throw line (82.6%). The Hornets allowed the Magic to knock down 36 out of 88 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 40.9% for this contest. Overall, the Hornets went 42 out of 88 from the floor which had them at 47.7%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Charlotte made 7 of 35 tries (20.0%). They were able to make 21 of them for a percentage of 87.5%. The Magic committed 18 personal fouls for the contest which took the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 24 shots. They turned it over 12 times, while recording 15 steals in the game. The Hornets were able to collect 23 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for the game.
Mason Plumlee ended up being a major contributor for the Hornets for this game. Plumlee tallied 18 points in his 31 mins on the court and accounted for 2 dimes in this contest. He made 8 of 9 in this matchup giving him a rate of 88.9%, and had 10 rebounds.
Charlotte has a mark of 4-11 on the campaign. The Hornets commit 21.4 personal fouls per game and they go 72.9% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 25.5 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.8 times per contest. Charlotte has earned 1,634 pts this year (108.9 per contest) and they pull down 44.7 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Hornets are shooting 44.8% from the field, which has them ranked 27th in the NBA.
The Charlotte defense surrenders 33.4% from downtown (172 of 515) and their opponents are knocking down 79.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 25.9 dimes and 46.9 total rebounds per game, which is 18th and 27th in basketball. The Hornets on defense are ranked 18th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 114.1. They are able to force 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the floor (15th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Charlotte (-2)
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