Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers: Odds, Injury Report, Prediction

The Charlotte Hornets are in action tonight as they welcome the Indiana Pacers to town for a midweek matchup, with the tip scheduled for 7 p.m

Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers: Odds and Moneyline (FanDuell)

Point distribution: Hornets – 2.5

money line: Hornets -136 / Pacers +118

About Below: 233.5

Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers: Injury Report

Hornets: Dennis Smith Jr. (left ankle sprain) is DOUBT. Gordon Hayward (left shoulder contusion) and Cody Martin (left knee surgery) are out.

pacemaker: Kendall Brown (health and safety protocols) and Tyrese Haliburton (sprained ankle) are EVERYDAY.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers: Key Stats

Fast Breakpoints

The Pacers average 18.1 fastbreak points per game, second-highest in the league behind only the Toronto Raptors. The Hornets allow just 9.9 fastbreak points per game, the fewest in the league.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers: Key Matchup

LaMelo Ball versus Tyrese Haliburton

LaMelo Ball has averaged 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 7.5 assists in two games since returning from an ankle injury he sustained last season. His return helped revitalize Charlotte’s offense as the Hornets averaged 115 and 112 points in his first two games. Those performances are Charlotte’s third- and fourth-highest in their 12 non-overtime games this season.

Tyrese Haliburton has been fantastic this season, averaging 20.5 points and 10.3 assists a night while shooting 48.3% from the floor, 42.9% from three-point range, and 85.67% from the foul line. Haliburton’s 10.3 assists per game is the best in the NBA, while his 124 total assists also leads the league. He also leads the Pacers in steals per game (1.8) and PER (23.34).

Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers: Prediction

The Hornets clinched a much-needed win over the Magic Monday night in Orlando, ending an eight-game losing streak in the process. They are now returning home and need to reverse their home loss trend as their 16.7% home win rate this season is the worst in the league.

Meanwhile, Indiana has won five of their last seven games and is 6-6 at 1-4 after the start of the season. While Charlotte will have her home crowd behind her and should gain momentum from Monday night’s win, Indiana has been the more consistent season so far Team.


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What’s next for the Charlotte Hornets?

Friday, November 18 – at the Cleveland Cavaliers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Note: Game odds are updated regularly and are subject to change.