Pacers vs Hornets Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, March 20, 2023

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The Indiana Pacers (32-39) visit the Charlotte Hornets (22-50) at Spectrum Center, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Monday, March 20, 2023. The Pacers are just 2-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the squads this season. The over/under for the matchup is 234.5 points.

How to bet Pacers vs. Hornets

Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with sportsbooks listing the Pacers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Pacers have -129 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +109 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 234.5 points.

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Pacers vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, March 20, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSE
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Arena: Spectrum Center

Pacers vs. Hornets Betting Trends

The Pacers have played 71 games, with 38 wins against the spread. Indiana has come away with 10 wins in the 16 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Pacers games this year have hit the over 36 times in 72 opportunities (50%).

The Hornets have 30 wins against the spread in 72 games this year. Charlotte has gone 14-42 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 25% of those games). The Hornets have hit the over 44.4% of the time this season (32 of 72 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Pacers Leaders
Myles Turner 59 17.9 7.6 1.4 0.6 2.3 1.6
Buddy Hield 71 17.1 5 2.7 1.2 0.3 3.7
Bennedict Mathurin 67 16.6 4 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.3
Aaron Nesmith 62 10.1 3.8 1.3 0.8 0.4 1.6
Jalen Smith 59 9.3 5.7 1 0.3 0.9 0.8


Hornets Leaders
Terry Rozier 61 21.3 4.2 5 1.2 0.3 2.7
Kelly Oubre Jr. 46 20.3 5.3 1.1 1.3 0.4 2.3
P.J. Washington 67 15.2 4.9 2.3 0.9 1.1 2
Gordon Hayward 46 14.2 4.3 4 0.9 0.3 1
Dennis Smith Jr. 50 8.7 3 4.7 1.4 0.5 0.4
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Pacers vs. Hornets Injury Report

Hornets: Cody Martin: Out (Knee), LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle), Mark Williams: Out (Thumb)

What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

Indiana’s defense ranks third-worst in the NBA with 118.3 points allowed per game, but its offense has been more consistent, averaging 115.9 points per game (11th-ranked in league). The Pacers are putting up 118.6 points per game in home games. Away from home, they are averaging 113.2 points per contest. The Pacers’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, racking up 122.4 points per contest compared to the 115.9 they’ve averaged this season.

Indiana has a 36.5% three-point percentage this year (13th-ranked in NBA), but it has really provided a lift by draining 13.9 three-pointers per game (fifth-best). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Pacers have taken 57.6% two-pointers (accounting for 66.8% of the team’s buckets) and 42.4% three-pointers (33.2%).

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What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte is the fourth-worst team in the NBA in points scored (111.2 per game) and 23rd in points conceded (117.5). In 2022-23 the Hornets are averaging 2.6 fewer points per game at home (109.9) than on the road (112.5). While the Hornets are posting 111.2 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their past 10 games, tallying 103 points per contest.

In 2022-23 Charlotte is fourth-worst in the league in 3-point makes (10.6 per game) and worst in 3-point percentage (32.7%). The Hornets take 64.4% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 35.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.4% of the Hornets’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 25.6% are 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Pacers, and we project that Hornets will cover the spread (Pacers -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 234.5 points.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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