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

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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pacers -3 -110 -110 227.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Pacers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/16/2021 Raptors 125-113 IND Yes Away -11.5 237.5 -1200 725 Regular Season Yes Over
5/15/2021 Lakers 122-115 LAL No Home +9.5 227.5 500 -700 Regular Season Yes Over
5/13/2021 Bucks 142-133 MIL No Home +15.5 255.5 1200 -3000 Regular Season Yes Over
5/11/2021 76ers 103-94 IND No Home +7.5 216.5 360 -500 Regular Season Yes Under
5/10/2021 Cavaliers 111-102 IND Yes Away -4.5 213.5 -300 240 Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
5-5 9-1 7-3-0 242.3 123.8 118.5 -1.6 32.2%

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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Hornets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/16/2021 Wizards 115-110 WAS Yes Away -3.5 230.5 -165 140 Regular Season No Under
5/15/2021 Knicks 118-109 NY No Away +14.5 215.5 1250 -3000 Regular Season Yes Over
5/13/2021 Clippers 113-90 LAC No Home +4.5 205.5 225 -275 Regular Season No Under
5/11/2021 Nuggets 117-112 DEN No Home +2.5 216.5 Regular Season No Over
5/9/2021 Pelicans 112-110 NO Yes Home -4.5 243.5 -225 180 Regular Season No Under
Hornets Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
3-7 2-8 2-8-0 219.3 107.2 112.1 -0.7 37%

Hornets Injuries

Hornets:

Gordon Hayward: Out (Foot),

Cody Martin: Out (Ankle)

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