Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Horners NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction 2/4/2024

The Indiana Pacers (27-23) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (10-37) on Sunday, February 4th. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on BSSE. Both the Pacers and Hornets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 6:00 ET.

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The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Bennedict Mathurin led Indiana with 31 points against the Kings, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 54.1% in the game. Pascal Siakam finished 2nd on the team with 22 points, but Indiana ended the game with a 133-122 loss.

When it comes to non-conference games, the Pacers have gone 6-10 and are 21-13 against teams from the Eastern Conference. As they face the Hornets, the Pacers are 27-23 overall and are looking to snap their three-game losing streak.

Indiana is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 27-21. The Pacers have two straight ATS losses as the underdog and are 10-10 vs. the spread as the favorite.

The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Hornets is coming off a loss to the Thunder in their latest game, ending with a score of 126-106. The Hornets turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 73-42.

In the Hornets’ last ten games, they are 2-8 and come into today’s game vs. the Pacers with an overall record of 10-37. When playing on the road, the Hornets are 5-19 compared to a 5-18 mark at home this season.

Charlotte has an overall ATS record of 15-30 for the season so far. The Hornets have suffered six consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 0-4 against the spread when they are the favorites.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

The Indiana offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 124.4 points per game.

So far this season, the Pacers have been the NBA’s top-scoring team at 124.4 points per game. They have actually been even better on the road, averaging 121.9 points per game away from home.

Indiana’s offense is built around their ability to get to the rim. They lead the league in two-point field goal percentage at 58% and are also first in two-pointers made per game. However, they are just 12th in three-point attempts.

This season, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 72% of their games. They are also the league’s top-ranked team in field goal percentage and assists.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

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Charlotte has recorded an average of 108.5 points per game (28th) throughout 47 games games.

At just 108.1 points per game, the Hornets have the 29th ranked home offense in the NBA this season. Overall, they are 28th in the league in scoring at 108.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Charlotte is 28th in the NBA at 45%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 22nd in the league at 36%. So far, they have made an average of 12 three-pointers per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. In terms of pace, Charlotte is 22nd in the league at 98 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Hornets have been outscored by the NBA scoring average in 63.8% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are last in the NBA in both attempts and makes at 19 and 15 per game, respectively. In terms of assists, Charlotte is 26th in the league with an average of 24.9 per game.

Pacers Team Defense

So far, the Pacers’ defense is ranked 28th in the league at 122.8 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Pacers are causing 13.1 turnovers per game, ranking 18th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 8th in rejections, averaging 5.9 blocked shots each game.

Hornets Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Hornets will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 120.4 points per game (25th). In the terms of takeaways, Hornets are causing 13.1 turnovers per game, ranking 19th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 19th in rejections, averaging 5 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Pacers And Hornets

For today’s matchup, we project Tyrese Haliburton to lead the scoring for the Pacers, putting up 22 points and shooting at a rate of 8/15. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22.8 points per game, along with 4.1 rebounds.

As for Charlotte, Miles Bridges is projected to be the primary scorer for the Hornets. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and he is contributing 20.8 points per game on average.

Pacers vs Hornets Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Indiana has an ATS mark of 6-3-1. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 116 points per game.
  • Across their three previous home games, Charlotte has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 113 points per game.
  • The last five games that Charlotte was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 0-5 while going 0-5 straight up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Pacers have a straight up record of 7-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 5-5.

Pacers vs Hornets Prediction

In this Pacers vs. Hornets matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Hornets at +9.5. While we project the Pacers to win 111-109, our recommendation is to bet on the Hornets for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 239.5 and our model has the Pacers and Hornets finishing with a combined 220 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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