Looking to win big? The Hornets and Pacers face off at 7:00 ET on BSIN. The Pacers are hosting the game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. This Eastern conference matchup has an over/under of 236.5 points, and the Pacers are favored to win at home vs. the Hornets.
CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Indiana Pacers -3.5
This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Saturday, November 4th.
WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-103 in favor of the Pacers.
- Our projections have Tyrese Haliburton finishing with Tyrese Haliburton points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 52.4% and knocking down 11 threes.
Do the Hornets Have a Shot at a Road Win?
The Hornets, with a 1-3 overall record, are preparing to face off against the Pacers, aiming to snap a three-game losing streak. In their four games, the Hornets have achieved a 1-2 record against Eastern Conference teams and a 0-1 record in non-conference action.
Charlotte’s ATS record is currently below .500 with a 1-3 performance. The Hornets have not been able to cover the spread on the road, holding a 1-2 record at home against the spread.
Against Houston, the Hornets were led by P.J. Washington, who scored 23 points, and Terry Rozier, who scored 21 points.
Looking at the previous game, Charlotte had a possessions/pace of 101.08, a field goal percentage of 50%, and made 11 out of 27 three-point shots. The Hornets’ effective field goal percentage was 55.6%, with 34 successful two-point shots out of 63 attempts and a three-point field goal percentage of 40.7%.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Hornets stood out with their performance in their game against the Rockets. They achieved nine steals, 29 defensive rebounds, and allowed 128 points. Their success in forcing 16 turnovers particularly highlighted their defensive prowess.
Is It the Pacers Game to Lose at Home?
Avoiding falling back to .500, the Pacers seek to secure a crucial win in today’s game, holding a record of 3-2 through five games. Presently, the team ranks 6th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Central division.
Indiana currently has a winning record against the spread, standing at 3-2 ATS. Throughout this season, Indiana has a 2-1 ATS record when favored and 1-1 ATS when considered underdogs.
So far, the Pacers’ leading scorer is Myles Turner, averaging 9 rebounds, 17.2 points, and 1.6 assists per game in the 2023-2024 season. He has recorded 2 double-doubles and 0 triple-doubles, with an effective field goal percentage of 56.5%, a field goal percentage of 50%, a two-point field goal percentage of 59%, and a three-point field goal percentage of 34.8%.
In terms of field goal percentage allowed (48.9%) and effective field goal percentage allowed (54.7%), the Indiana Pacers rank 24th and 19th respectively in the NBA. They also rank 28th for three-point percentage allowed (39.4%) and free throw attempts allowed per game (27.4). Additionally, the Pacers rank 29th for points allowed per game (123.2), 25th for steals per game (6.6), and 12th for blocked shots per game (5.6).
This season, the Pacers’ defense ranks 19th in the NBA with a defensive field goal percentage allowed of 54.7. Additionally, they allow an average of 123.2 points per game (29th) and have 5.6 blocked shots per game (12th).