At 7:00 ET, the Pacers (-613) will travel to take on the Hornets (+441) in a matchup between Eastern Conference foes. Indiana is 6th in the East and 3rd in the Central Division with a record of 30-24, while Charlotte is 13th in the East and 4th in the Southeast Division with a record of 11-41.
The over/under line for this game is 238.5 and the Pacers are currently favored by 11. The game will be played at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte and can be seen on BSSE.
INDIANA PACERS VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Indiana Pacers -11
This game will be played at Spectrum Center at 7:00 ET on Monday, February 12th.
WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 139-84 in favor of the Pacers.
- Our projections have Tyrese Haliburton finishing with Tyrese Haliburton points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists.
- From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.5% and knocking down 14 threes.
Will the Pacers Find a Way to Win on the Road?
In their last three games, the Pacers have been favored, going 2-1 ATS in those games. As the favorite this season, Indiana has a record of 15-9 and 12-12 ATS. Today, they are favored by 11 points.
Indiana’s O/U record for the season is 31-23, and their last two games have gone under the posted total. Today’s O/U line is 238.5, and their games have averaged 246.5 points per game.
Indiana’s most recent win came against the Knicks, where they covered the spread as 3-point favorites. The final score of the game was 125-111, and the O/U line was 237.5.
For the season, Indiana is 30-24 and currently in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 23-13 and 9-2 against Central Division opponents.
On the road, the Pacers are 13-13 straight up and 15-10 ATS. Their ATS win streak on the road is at two games.
The Pacers come into this game as the highest-scoring team in the NBA at 124.1 points per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 121.7 points per game away from home.
Indiana’s offense has been efficient all season, as they lead the league in field goal percentage at 50%. They are also one of the top three-point shooting teams in the NBA, hitting 38% of their shots from beyond the arc.
When it comes to pace, the Pacers are second in the league at 101.7 possessions per game. They are also the top team in the NBA in assists, averaging 30.9 per contest.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Pacers is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 122.4 points per game (28th). 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.
Will the Hornets Win at Spectrum Center?
As the underdog, the Hornets have gone 9-39 this season and are 18-28 against the spread as the underdog. Today, they are getting 11 points against the Pacers.
Charlotte’s average scoring differential as the underdog is -12.3 points per game. On the road, they are being outscored by an average of 13.4 PPG.
In their last game, the Hornets picked up a 115-106 win over the Grizzlies. They were 5-point underdogs going into the game and have now covered the spread in three straight home games.
This season, the Hornets have an O/U record of 28-24, and their games have averaged 228.5 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 238.5, which is higher than their season average of 228.
Charlotte’s overall record is 11-41, which puts them in 13th place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 7-25 and 3-6 against their division.
Heading into today’s game, the Hornets are averaging 108.3 points per game, which is 28th in the NBA. At home, they are scoring 108.7 points per game compared to 107.9 on the road. Charlotte has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 36.5% of their games.
When it comes to field goal percentage, the Hornets are shooting 45% from the field, which is 28th in the league. From beyond the arc, they are making 12 three-pointers per game at a 36% clip.
In terms of pace, Charlotte is 21st in the NBA at 98 possessions per game. They are 27th in assists, averaging 24.8 per contest. On the offensive glass, the Hornets are 18th with 10.2 offensive rebounds per game.
Coming into today’s game, the Hornets’ defense is giving up an average of 120.1 points per contest. 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.