Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers 5/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers 5/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Indiana Pacers are hosting the Charlotte Hornets at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indiana on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 1:30 ET in the first game of the Eastern play-in tournament between the ninth and tenth seeds of the conference. The Hornets lost by the Wizards in the final game of the season and they dropped down to the 10th place of the East, while the Pacers finished 9th with a victory. Hornets have five consecutive losses and are looking to bounce back today so they won’t see their season end. 

The Pacers finished the regular season with a 34-38 record and were 32-39-1 against the spread and 42-27-1 in over/under. They are coming off a road victory against the Raptors with a 125-113 score. They shot with 51% from the field and were led in scoring by a dominating Oshae Brissett with 31 points with 5 triples and 10 rebounds. Domantas Sabonis was once again amazing with 25 points, 5 assists and a game-high 16 rebounds.      

Malcolm Brogdon leads the team in scoring with 21.2 ppg, adding 5.9 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game but he is out with an injury. Domantas Sabonis adds 20.3 ppg and leads the team both in rebounding with 12 and in assists made with 6.7 per game. 

Pacers average 115.3 ppg offensively and allow 115.3 ppg defensively. They have a 47.4% field goal percentage and 36.4% 3-point percentage. They are 6-0-1 against the spread in their previous seven matches. Over 229 is 5-2 in their previous seven matches. 

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Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers Predictions 5/18/2021

The Hornets finished the regular season with a 33-39 record and were 36-35-1 against the spread and 31-40-1 in over/under. They are coming off a road defeat against the Wizards with a 110-115 score. All of their seven rotation players were in double digit scoring, led by Terry Rozier with 22. He nearly missed a triple double, adding 9 rebounds and 9 assists.  

He leads the team in scoring with 20.4 ppg, adding 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. Gordon Hayward adds 19.6 ppg, 5.9 boards and 4.1 dimes per game but he is still out with an injury. 

The Hornets average 109.5 ppg offensively and allow 111.4 defensively. They have a 45.5% field goal percentage and a 36.9% 3-point percentage. They are 3-6 against the spread in their previous nine matches. Under 229 is 1-6-1 in their previous eight matches. 

Charlotte led Indiana 2-1 wins this year, winning the only road game with a 97-114 score. Pacers are 4-2 against the spread in their previous six matchups. Their last six matchups have been under 229 points. The Pacers are 13-23 at home, while the Hornets are 15-21 on the road. I’m going to go with under the total today.

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Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers 5/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 18:30 ET 

Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indiana, IL

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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NBA Odds/Point Spread: Indiana Pacers -3 

NBA Totals: +229

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