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New Orleans HornetsIndiana Pacers
Feb 21, 7:00 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse

New Orleans Hornets vs Indiana Pacers Odds

7-24TEAM RECORD19-12

The Pacers will hit the floor running against the visiting New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Pacers sit at 19-12 (14-17 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hornets are currently 7-24 (14-17 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Indiana is 13-18 OU, and New Orleans is 13-18 OU.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Pacers in this one will find them as 10.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 181.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pacers at No. 6 and the Hornets at No. 19 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 94-86 result in favor of the Pacers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 15-ranked offense (94.6 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 10 at 92.7 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 42.8% from the field per game, less than the Hornets have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 94 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 101-93 result against the Thunder on February 20. The Hornets covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog, while the 194 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Hornets got 18 points from Jarrett Jack, but it was Oklahoma City that prevailed in a 101-93 final on Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Pacers were a 108-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Charlotte was run off the court by the Pacers on Sunday as Indiana blasted the Bobcats 108-73 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 9-1
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 3-7
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Hornets at Pacers trends to consider:
New Orleans is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Indiana
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New Orleans's last 14 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of New Orleans's last 24 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Indiana's last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Indiana's last 14 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Indiana is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans at Cleveland, Wednesday, February 22
Indiana at Charlotte, Wednesday, February 22

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