Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Odds and Predictions
The Charlotte Hornets is all set to take on Indiana Pacers in an interesting regular season clash. The match will take place in the Spectrum Center on 30th December. The contrast in their campaign is uncanny so far.
The hosts will need something miraculous to secure a victory after 6 losses in 7 games while the momentum is completely with Pacers who have just defeated their rivals without breaking much sweat.
The rivalry and the predictions are completely in favor of the visitors with the their opponents desperate to score their 8th victory of the season.
The Pacers defeated the Hornets by 116-106 on Wednesday. They are currently 3rd in Eastern Conference points table while the Hornets after 7 wins and 11 losses are 12 in the points table.
Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Odds and Predictions: Latest Updates
Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Gordon Hayward who is the small forward in the side has averaged 24.1 points per game and has 5.4 rebounds in 16 games.
Terry Rozier who is the shooting guard has a good rating has a 3-pointer conversion of 42.7% so far.
Devonte Graham who plays as the shooting guard and power forward has a field goal percentage of 33.8 and a free throw percentage of 76.6 in 16 games this season. He has also averaged 3.3 rebounds per game during the same time.
Bismack Biyombo who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 7.1 points and 1.8 assists in his career.
Malcolm Brogdon who has played as the guard has loads of experience in NBA with an average of 22.7 points and 7.2 assists in his. In his last game, he contributed with 25 points along with 7 rebounds.
Domantas Sabonis, who is the forward, has a field goal percentage of 53.7 while the shooting guard Victor Oladipo who is rated highly came up with 20 points per game and is an asset to the side.
Myles Turner who is the small forward brings the power and versatility to the center with a free throw percentage of 74.5% and a field goal percentage of 50.7% along with 4.1 blocks on an average.
Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
Hornets had to wait until the 3rd game to taste their first victory against Brooklyn Nets. They were on a winning spree with that win against Mavericks, but losses against Grizzlies and 76ers meant that they had their work cut out to stay afloat.
They then went on a 4-match winning streak where they took down the challenges of Hawks, Pelicans and Knicks. Their cause of concern strengthened further when they won just one game in their last 7 games. They are struggling in 12th place with 7 victories and 11 losses.
Looking at the Pacers’ campaign, they dispatched teams like Knicks, Bulls and Celtics quite comfortably. But a loss against Celtics in the 4th game kept their journey in check.
They once again managed to string a couple of important victories before suffering losses to Suns and Kings in the second week of January. The next few games saw them having a mixed bag with dominating victories and unexpected losses coming their way.
In their last outing against Hornets, they displayed superior skills to register 11th win of the season.
Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (115 games): Pacers – 70 wins, Hornets – 45 wins.
Playoffs played: 0
Previous meeting: Pacers won 116-106 on 27th January 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Odds and Predictions: Outright predictions
As per the latest Odds and predictions, Indiana Pacers are expected to win tonight’s clash against the Charlotte Hornets.
The hosts are considered to be the underdogs with infinitesimally small probability of them lifting the title whereas Indiana Pacers are in with a great chance.
According to Oddschecker and SMarkets, the Pacers are the eleventh favorites in this season while the Charlotte Hornets have to step up in the coming games in order to have an outside chance in the post season.