Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets:Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 18, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 28, 2021, 1:04 PM

The Indiana Pacers (34-38) are favored by 3 points in the Play-In Round of the NBA Playoffs in a matchup against the Charlotte Hornets (33-39) on Tuesday at 6:30 PM ET, broadcast on TNT. The matchup has an over/under of 227.5.

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Pacers vs Hornets Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Pacers-3-110-110227.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Indiana's games this year have gone over the point total for Tuesday's matchup total (227.5 points) in 54.2% of opportunities (39 out of 72 matchups).
  • In 27 out of Charlotte's 72 games this year (37.5%), the competing teams combined for more points than the total in Tuesday's matchup.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 224.8 points per game, 2.7 points fewer than the over/under of 227.5 for this game.
  • This matchup's over/under is 0.8 fewer points than the 226.7 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Pacers games is 230.7 points, 3.2 more than the over/under of 227.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 6.7 points separates this contest's over/under (227.5 points) and the average total points bet in Hornets' games (220.8 points) this season.

Pacers Betting Data

  • Indiana has failed to cover the spread more often than not this year, going 30-41.
  • The Pacers have not fared well as a 3-point favorite, going 9-14 against the spread when favored by at least 3 points.
  • Indiana usually hits the over, breaking the point total in 42 of 71 games (59.2%).

Pacers Key Players

  • Domantas Sabonis leads the Pacers in both rebounds (12.0 per game) and assists (6.7 per game).
  • Indiana is led in scoring by Malcolm Brogdon's 21.2 points per game.
  • Brogdon is the top three-point shooter for the Pacers, hitting 2.6 per game.
  • Indiana's blocks leader is Myles Turner, who averages 3.4 per game. T.J. McConnell leads the team averaging 1.9 steals an outing.

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Pacers Last 10 Games

Pacers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalPacers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/16/2021Raptors125-113 INDYesAway-11.5237.5-1200725Regular SeasonYesOver
5/15/2021Lakers122-115 LALNoHome+9.5227.5500-700Regular SeasonYesOver
5/13/2021Bucks142-133 MILNoHome+15.5255.51200-3000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/11/202176ers103-94 INDNoHome+7.5216.5360-500Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/10/2021Cavaliers111-102 INDYesAway-4.5213.5-300240Regular SeasonYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-59-17-3-0242.3123.8118.5-1.632.2%

Pacers Injuries

Pacers:Domantas Sabonis: Day To Day (Quad),Myles Turner: Out (Toe),Aaron Holiday: Day To Day (Toe),T.J. Warren: Out For Season (Foot),Edmond Sumner: Day To Day (Knee),Jeremy Lamb: Out (Knee),Malcolm Brogdon: Day To Day (Hamstring)

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Hornets Betting Data

  • Charlotte has covered the spread in half of its outings, going 35-35 ATS.
  • When they are at least 3-point underdogs, the Hornets have fared well, going 9-7 against the spread.
  • In most of Charlotte's games this year, the teams have not hit the over (28 out of 70 games, 40%).

Hornets Key Players

  • Terry Rozier is at the top of the Hornets scoring leaderboard with 20.4 points per game. He also pulls down 4.4 rebounds and dishes out 4.2 assists per game.
  • The Charlotte leaders in rebounding and assists are Cody Zeller with 6.8 rebounds per game (he also adds 9.4 points and 1.8 assists per game) and LaMelo Ball with 6.1 assists per game (he also tacks on 15.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game).
  • Devonte' Graham is the top scorer from distance for the Hornets, hitting 3.3 threes per game.
  • Ball (1.6 steals per game) is the steal leader for Charlotte while P.J. Washington (1.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Hornets Last 10 Games

Hornets Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalHornets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/16/2021Wizards115-110 WASYesAway-3.5230.5-165140Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/15/2021Knicks118-109 NYNoAway+14.5215.51250-3000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/13/2021Clippers113-90 LACNoHome+4.5205.5225-275Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/11/2021Nuggets117-112 DENNoHome+2.5216.5--Regular SeasonNoOver
5/9/2021Pelicans112-110 NOYesHome-4.5243.5-225180Regular SeasonNoUnder
Hornets Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
3-72-82-8-0219.3107.2112.1-0.737%

Hornets Injuries

Hornets:Gordon Hayward: Out (Foot),Cody Martin: Out (Ankle)

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