Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 2/12/2024 Preview and Pick

Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 2/12/2024 Preview and Pick

Game: Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets

Date: Monday, February 12, 2024

Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC

TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte

The Charlotte Hornets (11-41) will try to defeat the Indiana Pacers (30-24) at Spectrum Center on Monday.

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The Pacers played the Knicks and earned the victory with a final of 125-111 in their last contest. Indiana finished the contest having earned a 61.0% FG percentage (50 out of 82) and knocked down 14 of 29 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Pacers made 11 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 57.9%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned 41 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 30 assists in the game as well as creating 9 turnovers and getting 4 steals. When discussing defending, Indiana let their opponent shoot 47.6% from the floor on 40 of 84 shooting. New York doled out 16 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. In addition, New York snagged 32 rebounds (5 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 3 blocks. New York ended up shooting 91.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of their 23 shots. They also made 10 of their 32 tries from distance. When talking about fouls, the Pacers walked away with 20 while the Knicks accounted for 15 fouls.

Myles Turner is a guy who was a factor for the game. Turner walked away from this one shooting 100.0% from the field and also recorded 4 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 31 mins played and also snagged 8 boards. He notched 23 points on 9 of 9 shooting.

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Indiana will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 30-24 on the year. They currently have an average of 124.1 points per outing (1st in the league) while connecting on 50.8% from the field. The Pacers are connecting on 38.2% on shots from 3-point land (738 of 1,932) and 78.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Indiana is collecting 40.8 rebounds per game and has totaled 1,667 dimes this season, which is 1st in basketball in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per game and as a unit they are committing 22.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis.

Defensively, the Pacers are able to force 14.1 turnovers per game while drawing 18.7 fouls. They are giving up 37.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 28th in the NBA in PPG allowed (122.4). The Pacers defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 50.3% (2,436 of 4,845) and they surrender 42.7 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 9th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,333 surrendered so far this season.

When they last played, the Hornets walked away with a victory by a final of 115-106 when they faced the Grizzlies. In relation to rebounding, Charlotte permitted Memphis to grab 32 in total (9 offensive). They finished 36.4% from three-point range by going 16 of 44 and ended up shooting 4 of 8 from the free throw line (50.0%). The Hornets allowed the Grizzlies to knock down 43 of their 92 attempts from the field which had them at 46.7% for the matchup. In all, the Hornets finished the game shooting 47 out of 82 from the field which gave them a percentage of 57.3%. In relation to three-point attempts, Charlotte made 16 of 31 attempts (51.6%). They were able to knock down 5 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. The Grizzlies were called for 13 fouls in this game which got the Hornets to the free throw line for 7 shots. They also turned it over 19 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. The Hornets earned 38 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 43 in this matchup.

Miles Bridges ended up having an impact for the Hornets in this matchup. Bridges earned 25 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 assists for this game. He buried 11 out of 13 for this game for a field goal percentage of 84.6%, and tallied 6 rebounds.

Charlotte has a win-loss record of 11-41 for the season. The Hornets are responsible for committing 19.1 fouls every game and they connect on 78.4% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 24.8 times per contest (27th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 13.7 times per contest. Charlotte has scored 5,634 points for the campaign (108.3 per game) and they collect 41.0 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Hornets are shooting 45.9% from the floor, which ranks them 28th in the league.

The Hornets on the defensive side of the court are 25th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 120.1. They are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 50.3% from the field (30th in basketball). The Charlotte defense concedes 39.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (718 of 1,813) and their opposition makes 79.5% of their free throw shots. They concede 28.8 dimes and 45.0 total rebounds per game, which ranks 28th and 25th in the NBA.

Who will win tonight’s NBA game against the spread?

Tony Sink’s Pick: Take Charlotte

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