Charlotte Hornets at Indiana Pacers - 4/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Indiana Pacers (21-25) vs Charlotte Hornets (24-23)
Game Info: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
Betting Odds: Indiana Pacers -4 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Charlotte Hornets square off Friday night with the Indiana Pacers in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 20.7 points and 3.5 assists while Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.9 points and 5.9 rebounds. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Monk is dishing 1.8 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 112.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 47 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 21.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 20.2 points and 6.1 assists. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pacers are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 home games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Hornets last 7 overall. The over is 14-6 in Pacers last 20 overall. The Hornets are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Indiana and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets are starting to see the impact of not having LaMelo Ball on the court, and they're on the end of a back to back which doesn't help. The Indiana Pacers haven't been the most consistent team in the world, but they have the rest advantage here and they win in the favorite role by an average of 3.1 points. They're not a team I've backed often this season and the trends aren't kind, but this is a game the Pacers should win at home. I'll lay the reasonable chalk.