Pacers vs Hornets: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 2, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 2, 2021

The Indiana Pacers (21-25) host the Charlotte Hornets (24-23) in a matchup of Central Division teams at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, April 2, 2021. The Pacers are 4-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has an over/under of 222.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of April 2, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pacers vs Hornets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 2

Pacers:
Jeremy Lamb: Day To Day (Toe),
T.J. Warren: Out For Season (Foot),
Domantas Sabonis: Day To Day (Quad)

Hornets:
LaMelo Ball: Out (Wrist)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Hornets (+4)
Total Pick Over (222.5)
Prediction Pacers 114, Hornets 111

The FanDuel line for this matchup is within 0.5 points of the model. Stay away from this one.

The model projects a total 2.1 points higher than the one set by FanDuel for this matchup.

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Pacers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Malcolm Brogdon 44 21.2 4.7 5.8 1.0 0.2 2.7
Domantas Sabonis 46 20.2 11.4 6.1 1.2 0.6 0.8
Caris LeVert 22 16.9 4.2 5.1 1.4 0.3 1.8
Doug McDermott 44 13.4 3.8 1.4 0.3 0.1 1.8
Myles Turner 43 12.7 6.4 1.0 0.9 3.5 1.5

Pacers Player Props

  • Malcolm Brogdon’s points prop total for the game is set at 22.5, 1.3 points greater than his season average of 21.2.
  • T.J. McConnell’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 19.5, 2.1 higher than his season average of 17.4.
  • Brogdon’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.8 shots higher than his season average of 2.7.
  • McConnell’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals lower than his season average of 1.8.

Hornets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Terry Rozier 45 20.5 4.0 3.4 1.2 0.3 3.4
Gordon Hayward 43 19.8 5.8 4.1 1.3 0.3 2.0
LaMelo Ball 41 16.0 5.9 6.1 1.6 0.3 2.0
Devonte’ Graham 37 13.9 2.7 5.0 0.9 0.1 3.0
Malik Monk 32 13.1 2.7 1.9 0.5 0.1 2.2

Hornets Player Props

  • Terry Rozier’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 21.5, 1.0 point greater than his season average of 20.5.
  • Cody Zeller’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 12.5, 5.5 less than his season average of 18.0.
  • Rozier’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.1 shots greater than his season average of 3.4.
  • LaMelo Ball’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals lower than his season average of 1.6.

Shooting Trends

  • The Pacers are shooting 46.9% from the field this season, 0.1 percentage points higher than the 46.8% the Hornets allow to opponents.
  • Indiana is 15-10 against the spread and 17-8 overall when it shoots higher than 46.8% from the field.
  • Charlotte’s record is 18-3 against the spread and 17-5 overall when its opponents make more than 46.9% of their shots from the field.
  • The Hornets’ 46% shooting percentage from the field this season is the same as the Pacers have allowed to their opponents.
  • This season, Charlotte has an 18-6 record against the spread and a 17-7 record overall in games the team collectively shoots over 47% from the field.
  • This season, Indiana has a 14-7 record against the spread and a 15-6 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot over 46% from the field.
  • The Pacers are making 36.3% of their three-point shots this season, 0.1% lower than the 36.4% the Hornets allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Indiana has a 12-10 record against the spread and a 13-9 record overall when the team hits more than 36.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Charlotte is 16-9 against the spread while putting up a 17-9 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 36.3% from three-point range.
  • The Hornets’ three-point shooting percentage this season (38.3%) is just 0.4 percentage points higher than opponents of the Pacers are averaging (37.9%).
  • Charlotte has an 18-5 ATS record and is 17-7 straight-up when the team hits more than 37.9% of its three-point attempts.
  • Indiana has a 13-8 ATS record and a 13-8 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 38.3% from three-point distance.
  • The Pacers make 12.5 three-pointers per game this season, 1.5 fewer made shots on average than the 14 per game the Hornets allow.
  • Charlotte is 18-6-1 against the spread and 18-8 overall when it hit more three-pointers than its opponents, while Indiana is 7-13 ATS and 9-11 straight up in games when it is out-shot from deep.
  • The Hornets make the seventh-most three-pointers in the league, while the Pacers allow the eighth-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Pacers vs Hornets Stat Rankings

Pacers Rank Pacers AVG Hornets AVG Hornets Rank
13th 112.7 Points Scored 111.2 20th
20th 112.7 Points Allowed 112.1 17th
29th 41.8 Rebounds 44.1 15th
25th 8.8 Off. Rebounds 10.5 8th
19th 12.5 3pt Made 14 7th
4th 26.8 Assists 26.7 5th
13th 13 Turnovers 14.9 29th

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