Pacers host Bobcats in basketball action
Charlotte Bobcats vs Indiana Pacers Odds
The Pacers will hit the floor running against the visiting Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
Indiana will face the 9-26 Bobcats, who own a 13-22 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pacers are 14-22 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 19-15-1 favoring the OVER.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Bobcats listed as 11-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 190 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Pacers and the No. 30-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 97-87 win for the Pacers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 90.9 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 30 at 103.9 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 42% so far, less than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.
Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 105 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.
Charlotte was a 99-78 loser in its last match on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 177 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Charlotte was run off the court by the Raptors on Friday as Toronto blasted them 99-78 at Air Canada Centre.
In their last action, Indiana was an 81-76 winner at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (157) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Paul George scored 24 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Indiana on Thursday, leading the Pacers to an 81-76 victory over New York at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After playing New York are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Bobcats at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games at home
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Charlotte at Boston, Monday, January 14
Indiana at Brooklyn, Sunday, January 13