Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction 2/12/2024

The Indiana Pacers (30-24) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (11-41) on Monday, February 12th. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on BSSE. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Pacers vs Hornets

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The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win

In the Pacers’ most recent game against the Knicks, Myles Turner led the Pacers with 23 points while going 9/9 from the field. Tyrese Haliburton also added 22 points as the Pacers won the game by a score of 125-111.

As they prepare to face the Hornets, the Pacers are hoping to add to their overall record of 30-24. In road games, the Pacers are 13-13 this season, compared to a 17-11 record at home.

Indiana comes in with an overall ATS record of 29-23 so far this season. In their last four home games, Indiana has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 14-13 at home compared to 15-10 on the road.

The Hornets Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Hornets took down the Grizzlies by a score of 115-106. Prior to the game, the Hornets were the underdog at +5, earning both a straight-up and ATS victory. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 216 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

So far this season, the Hornets are 11-41 overall and are 1-2 in their last three games. In non-conference play, they are 4-16 and 7-25 against Eastern Conference teams.

Charlotte’s ATS record sits below .500 (18-32). When playing on the road, the Hornets hold an ATS record of 8-17 in contrast to a 10-15 record against the spread when playing at home.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Indiana offense is the 1st ranked unit in the NBA, at 124.1 points per contest.

The Pacers come into this game as the NBA’s top-scoring team at 124.1 points per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 121.7 points per game away from home. Indiana has outscored the NBA scoring average in 70.4% of their games this season.

Indiana leads the NBA in field goal percentage at 50% and is also the top team in true shooting percentage. They have been excellent inside the arc, making 58% of their two-point attempts, which is also a league-best.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pacers are 4th in the NBA at 38%. They are averaging 13.7 made threes per game, which is 9th in the league. In terms of pace, Indiana is 2nd at 101.7 possessions per game.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

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Through 52 games games, Charlotte is averaging 108.3 points per game (28th).

Heading into their game against the Pacers, the Hornets are 28th in the league in scoring at 108.3 points per game. At home, they are averaging 108.7 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Charlotte is 20th in three-point percentage at 36%. On average, they are making 12 threes per game, which is 21st in the NBA.

Overall, the Hornets are 28th in field goal percentage at 45%. In terms of pace, they are 21st in the league at 98 possessions per game.

Pacers Team Defense

At this time, the Pacers’ defense is positioned 28th in the NBA, permitting 122.4 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pacers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.6% from downtown.

Hornets Team Defense

On average, the Charlotte defense is giving up 120.1 points per game (25th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. On two point field goal attempts, the Hornets’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 57.7% and allowing 39.3% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Pacers And Hornets

In today’s game, we anticipate Tyrese Haliburton leading the scoring for the Pacers, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/15 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.1 points per game, along with 3.9 rebounds.

On the other side, Miles Bridges is our projected leading scorer for the Hornets. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 7 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.4%, and his scoring average is 21.7 points per game.

Pacers vs Hornets Trends

  • In their last three road games, Indiana has averaged 115 points per game while allowing 106. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Across the Hornets last three home games, the team averaged 98 points per game while allowing 119. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Hornets have an ATS mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Charlotte posted a straight up mark of 1-9 in these matchups.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Pacers have a straight up record of 8-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 5-5.

Pacers vs Hornets Prediction

Our bet is on the Pacers for a win, and we project the score to be 139-84. Additionally, we expect them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to wager on the Pacers with the spread at -11.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 238.5 and given that our model is projecting 223 points between the teams, we like the under.

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