The Charlotte Hornets will be on the road Sunday taking the court against the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Hornets will be looking for a fourth consecutive win after beating the Bulls 83-73 in Chicago on Friday. The Pacers will be looking for a third consecutive win after beating the Hawks 110-100 in Atlanta their last time on the court.
The Charlotte Hornets will take the floor in this one 12-16 on the season following an 83-73 win against the Bulls in Chicago. Devonte’ Graham was able to connect on 4 of 14 from the field to lead the Hornets with 16 points while passing the ball for a team-high seven assists. Both PJ Washington and Cody Zeller were able to pull down 10 rebounds. Charlotte had six different players finish the game with a double-digit scoring night.
The Hornets have been good for an average of 105.2 points per game on the offensive end of the court while hitting 44.1 percent from the field. They have been able to pass the ball for an average of 23.8 assists per night while grabbing 42.8 rebounds. Defensively, they allow an average of 111.3 points per game to their opponents. Charlotte has been taking the ball away for 6.6 steals every time they are on the court to go along with 4.4 blocks. They will be looking for a fourth consecutive win.
The Indiana Pacers will tip off 17-9 following a 110-100 win against the Hawks in Atlanta. Malcolm Brogdon was able to knock down 7 of 16 from the field to lead the Pacers with 19 points while passing the ball for a team-high 12 assists. Domantas Sabonis was able to haul in 14 rebounds. Indiana had seven different players finish the game with at least 11 points.
The Pacers have been able to put the ball in the net for an average of 109.3 points per game this season while shooting 47.0 from the field. Indiana has passed the ball for an average of 24.7 assists per night with 44.3 rebounds. On the defensive end of the floor, Indiana gives up 105.0 points per night. The Pacers average 7.0 steals per game to go along with 5.0 blocks. They will be looking for a third consecutive win.
Indiana will take the court as 11.5 point favorites with the total sitting at 209 and a half. I’m liking the total going over in this game. Both teams are scoring at least 105 a night while both are allowing their opponents to score at least the same number. I like the Pacers winning at home and I see this one staying closer than many people think. That being said, my money’s on the total going over 209 and a half.
The total has gone over in five of Charlotte’s previous six games on the road.