The Indiana Pacers (22-18) host the Charlotte Hornets (11-29) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, beginning at 5:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 8, 2023. The Hornets are 5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is set as 239.5 points in this contest.
How to bet Pacers vs. Hornets
Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with bookmakers listing the Pacers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Pacers have -204 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +170 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 239.5 points.
Pacers vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, January 8, 2023
- Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
- Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Pacers vs. Hornets Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Pacers are 25-15-0 this season. Indiana has been victorious in six of the nine contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Pacers games this year have hit the over on 19 of 40 set point totals.
The Hornets are 17-22-1 against the spread this season. Charlotte has won 23.3% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (7-23). Hornets games this season have gone over the total in 20 of 40 opportunities (50%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin: Questionable (Shoulder), Jalen Smith: Questionable (Hand), Kendall Brown: Out (Leg), Daniel Theis: Out (Knee)
Hornets: Gordon Hayward: Doubtful (Hamstring), Kelly Oubre: Out (Hand), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
This season, Indiana is scoring 115.6 points per game (10th-ranked in NBA) and allowing 115.7 points per contest (20th-ranked). The Pacers score 118.6 points per game when playing at home, compared to 112.4 points per game in away games, a difference of 6.2 points per contest. The Pacers have seen an uptick in scoring recently, racking up 117.8 points per game in their last 10 contests, 2.2 points more than the 115.6 they’ve scored this season.
Indiana ranks top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking fifth-best in the league with 14.4 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranks ninth with a 37.1% shooting percentage from downtown. So far this year, the Pacers have taken 56.5% two-pointers, accounting for 65.2% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 43.5% threes (34.8% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
In 2022-23, Charlotte is 22nd in the NBA on offense (112 points scored per game) and third-worst on defense (118.2 points allowed). At home, the Hornets average 109.5 points per game. Away, they score 114.2. While the Hornets are posting 112 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their last 10 games, amassing 116.9 a contest.
In 2022-23 Charlotte is 23rd in the league in 3-point makes (11 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.5%). The Hornets take 36% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 64% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.2% of the Hornets’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 73.8% are 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Pacers, and we predict that Pacers will cover the spread (Pacers -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 239.5 points.
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