Pacers vs. Hornets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, March 20, 2023

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Pacers vs. Hornets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, March 20, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Indiana Pacers (32-39) are slight favorites against the Charlotte Hornets (22-50) on March 20, 2023 in a game projected to be a close matchup. Indiana and Buddy Hield are a 2-point favorite against Terry Rozier and Charlotte. The matchup has a point total of 235.

Pacers vs. Hornets Odds

  • Pacers odds to win: -130
  • Hornets odds to win: +109
  • Spread: Pacers (-2)
  • Total: 235

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Monday, March 20, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • TV: BSSE and BSIN

Who Will Win Pacers vs. Hornets?

Pacers and Hornets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Pacers are 6-7-1 against the spread when favored by 2 points or more this season.

The Hornets are 22-29-3 against the spread when an underdog by 2 points or more this year.

The two teams average a combined 7.9 fewer points per game, 227.1, than this game’s over/under of 235 points.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.8 more points per game, 235.8, than this matchup’s total of 235 points.

The average over/under the Pacers have had set in matchups this season is 0.7 fewer points than this outing’s point total.

The average point total for Charlotte this season is 6.2 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

Indiana has a 38-32-1 record against the spread this season.

So far this year, the Hornets have put together a 30-39-3 record against the spread.

Pacers Stats & Insights

The Pacers are being outscored by 2.4 points per game with a -168 scoring differential overall. They put up 115.9 points per game (11th in the NBA) and give up 118.3 per contest (28th in the league).

The 41.5 rebounds per game the Pacers average rank 24th in the NBA, and are 3.9 fewer than the 45.4 their opponents collect per contest.

Indiana makes 13.9 three-pointers per game (fifth-most in the league), 1.5 more than its opponents (12.4).

The Pacers average 110.8 points per 100 possessions on offense (23rd in the league), and give up 114.7 points per 100 possessions (25th in the NBA).

The Pacers have been significantly better offensively at home, where they score 118.6 points per game, compared to on the road, where they record 113.2 per game. Defensively, they are slightly better when playing at home, where they concede 118.2 points per game, versus playing on the road, where they allow their opponents to average 118.4 per game.

Hornets Stats & Insights

The Hornets’ -454 scoring differential (being outscored by 6.3 points per game) is a result of putting up 111.2 points per game (27th in NBA) while allowing 117.5 per outing (23rd in league).

Charlotte averages 44.7 rebounds per game (eighth in league) while allowing 46.5 per contest to opponents. It is outrebounded by 1.8 boards per game.

The Hornets make 10.6 three-pointers per game (27th in the league) at a 32.7% rate (30th in NBA), compared to the 12.4 per contest their opponents make, shooting 35.9% from deep.

The Hornets rank 25th in the NBA with 109.8 points scored per 100 possessions, and 23rd defensively with 114.1 points conceded per 100 possessions.

At home, Charlotte averages 109.9 points per game. Away, it scores 112.5.

Pacers Key Players to Watch

The Pacers active scoring leader is Hield, who averages 17.1 per contest to go with 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

Myles Turner adds 17.9 points, 1.4 assists and 7.6 rebounds per matchup. T.J. McConnell puts up 8.0 points, 5.2 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game.

The Pacers get 3.7 three-pointers per game out of Hield.

Hield averages 1.2 steals per game, while Turner swats 2.3 shots per contest.

Hornets Key Players to Watch

The Hornets go-to guy, Rozier, leads active Hornets players in both scoring (21.3 points per game) and assists (5.0 assists per game).

This season, Nick Richards has a statline of 7.8 points, 0.6 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game.

Rozier hits 2.7 treys per game.

The Hornets’ defensive effort gets a lift from Dennis Smith Jr.’s 1.4 steals and P.J. Washington’s 1.1 blocks per game.

Pacers vs. Hornets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Hornets (+ 2)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (235)

  • Prediction:
    Pacers 116 – Hornets 115

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