Indiana vs. Charlotte Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, February 12, 2024

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The Indiana Pacers (30-24) play the Charlotte Hornets (11-41) on February 12, 2024 on BSSE.

The Pacers take the court as 9.5-point favorites against the Hornets. The matchup features an over/under of 238.5.

Pacers vs. Hornets Odds

Point Spread for Pacers vs. Hornets

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Pacers as the favorite.

Indiana vs. Charlotte Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Indiana has -440 odds to win the game, while Charlotte is listed at +340 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 238.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • When: Monday, February 12, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • TV: BSSE

Pacers vs. Hornets Betting Trends

The Pacers are 29-22-3 against the spread this season. This season, Indiana has been favored 24 times and won 15, or 62.5%, of those games. Pacers games have gone over the total 30 times out of 52 chances this season.

The Hornets have covered the spread 18 times this season (18-33-1). Charlotte has been chosen as underdogs in 48 games this year and has walked away with the win nine times (18.8%) in those games. Hornets games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 28 times this season.

Pacers vs. Hornets Key Players to Watch

Pacers

Tyrese Haliburton is posting 22.1 points, 11.7 assists and 3.9 boards per contest. Myles Turner is putting up 17.1 points, 1.4 assists and 6.9 boards per contest. Pascal Siakam averages 22.2 points, 6.3 boards and 4.8 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks. Bennedict Mathurin posts 14.4 points, 3.9 boards and 1.9 assists per game, shooting 45.3% from the floor and 36.8% from downtown, with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game.

Hornets

Miles Bridges’ averages for the season are 21.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists, making 46.4% of his shots from the floor and 37.3% from 3-point range, with 2.5 triples per game. Brandon Miller contributes with 16.5 points per game, plus 4.0 boards and 2.3 assists. The Hornets get 9.6 points, 7.9 boards and 0.9 assists per game from Nick Richards. Grant Williams’ averages for the season are 8.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists, making 41.3% of his shots from the floor and 37.6% from 3-point range, with 1.7 triples per game.

What you need to know about the Pacers

Because of the Pacers’ defensive struggles this season, ranking third-worst in the NBA with 122.4 points allowed per game, they’ve been forced to rely on their offense, which ranks best in the league putting 124.1 points per game. The Pacers have found it difficult to grab rebounds this season, ranking second-worst in the league with 40.8 rebounds per game. They rank 11th by allowing 42.7 rebounds per contest. The Pacers have been one of the top teams in the league in terms of assists, as they are averaging 30.9 per game (best in NBA).

When playing at home, Indiana is scoring 4.5 more points per game (126.2) than it is when playing on the road (121.7). With a 38.2% three-point percentage this season, Indiana ranks fourth-best in the NBA. It ranks eighth in the league by making 13.7 threes per contest. Indiana is allowing opposing teams to post a 37.6% three-point percentage this year (20th-ranked in NBA), but it has provided a lift by allowing just 10.9 three-pointers per game (best).

The Pacers are 5-5 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their past 10 contests. Five of Indiana’s past 10 outings have hit the over. In their last 10 games, the Pacers have been putting up 121.5 points per game, an average that’s slightly lower than the 124.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2023-24 season. Indiana has been more stingy on the defensive side of the ball lately, allowing 120.4 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 122.4 points per game its opponents average on the 2023-24 season.

What you need to know about the Hornets

In 2023-24, the Hornets are third-worst in the NBA on offense (108.3 points scored per game) and 25th defensively (120.1 points conceded). Charlotte is the third-worst team in the league in rebounds per game (41.0) and 25th in rebounds conceded (45.0). The Hornets are 25th in the league in assists (24.8 per game) in 2023-24.

The Hornets are putting up more points at home (108.7 per game) than away (107.9). The Hornets are 21st in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12.0 per game) and 19th in 3-point percentage (36.2%). Charlotte is the fifth-worst squad in the NBA in 3-pointers allowed (13.8 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage defensively (39.6%).

The Hornets have gone 1-9 over their last 10 contests, with a 3-7 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, Charlotte has hit the over seven times. Over its last 10 games, Charlotte is posting 106.7 points per game, compared to its season average of 108.3. In their last 10 games, the Hornets are surrendering 121.6 points per contest, 1.5 more points than their season average (120.1).

Pacers vs. Hornets Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Pacers, and we predict that Pacers will cover the spread (Pacers -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 238.5 points.

How to bet Pacers vs. Hornets

You can bet on Indiana vs. Charlotte at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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