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Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets 10/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets 10/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Indiana Pacers (0-0) are on their way to challenge the Charlotte Hornets (0-0) in the opening of the NBA regular season at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 7:00 PM ET. Indiana ended the preseason tour with a 2-2 record while losing their final match to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pacers opened the preseason with a 104-125 loss to the New York Knicks but managed to bounce back and beat Cleveland in their first meeting at 109-100.

 

Indiana also defeated the Memphis Grizzlies at 109-107 but lost to the Cavaliers in their second meeting at 94-110. Center Goga Bitadze led the Pacers in scoring with 18 points while PF Domantas Sabonis defended the glass with 6 rebounds and added 10 points. PG T.J. McConnell ruled the play with 5 assists in the loss.

 

Indiana connected 34 of his 83 shot attempts for 41.0% shooting efficiency from the field, converted 14 of 44 (31.8%) attempts from the long-range, made 12 of 19 (63.2%) tries from the charity stripe, and posted a total of 38 points in the paint. The Pacers grabbed 30 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds while distributing a total of 26 assists in the loss. The Indiana Pacers blocked 4 attempted shots with 11 steals but surrendered 17 turnovers in the losing effort. Indiana also committed a total of 20 personal fouls in the match.

 

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Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets Predictions 10/20/2021

 

The Charlotte Hornets will be hosting their first contest in the NBA regular season facing the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. Charlotte concluded the preseason with a 1-3 record after losing their last three outings versus the Grizzlies at 98-128, the Heat at 103-104, and the Mavericks at 59-127. The Hornets kneeled to the Mavs with a horrible 68-point deficit after scoring 18 or fewer points in each quarter of the game.

 

Only two Charlotte shooting guards made a double-figure scoring, SG James Bouknight made 12 points while SG Cody Martin had 11 with 6 boards. PF Jalen McDaniels hauled down 7 rebounds in defending the glass for the Hornets.

 

Charlotte struggled in their shooting from the field with only 27.4% (23/84) efficiency, connected just 3 of their 19 (15.8%) attempts from beyond the arc, made 47.6% (10/21) conversion from the foul line, and recorded a total of 36 points in the paint.

 

The Hornets hauled down 43 total rebounds with 15 coming from the offensive side of the court and dispensed a total of 10 assists in the loss. The Charlotte Hornets denied 2 shot attempts with 8 steals but committed 22 turnovers in the losing effort. Charlotte also recorded 17 personal fouls in defeat.             

 

Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets. The NBA Pick for this outing is Indiana +2. Both teams lost their recent match in the preseason but Charlotte suffered a severe loss to Dallas with a stressful 68-point deficit. The Pacers ranked 6th on the offense and 26th on defense while the Hornets ranked 22nd on the offense and 15th on defense last season. Indiana is the better team in this match-up and the Pacers will grab a road victory on Wednesday. The prediction: The  Indiana Pacers will win at 116-113.     

 

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Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets 10/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

 

Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC

 

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

 

TV: BSCR

 

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Indiana Pacers +2   

 

NBA Totals: 225

 

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