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Charlotte Bobcats vs Indiana Pacers Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Indiana and Charlotte on Wednesday, with the host Pacers trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pacers currently sports a record of 31-21, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 28-24 ATS. The Bobcats are 12-39 and 19-32 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pacers post a 22-30 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bobcats have gone 23-27-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Pacers, currently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bobcats, who rate No. 30 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 97-86 victory for the Pacers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 28-ranked offense (92.7 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 27 at 102.7 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 42.9% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (42.3% on average).
Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.5 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.
The Bobcats were a 94-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Celtics. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Charlotte got 25 points and 18 rebounds from Byron Mullens en route to a 94-91 victory over Boston on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Last time out for Indiana, they were an 89-84 loser as they battled the Nets at home. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite, while 173 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Indiana suffered an 89-84 loss against Brooklyn on Monday, getting 22 points from George Hill in a losing effort at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Orlando are 2-8
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Bobcats at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Indiana is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Charlotte
Indiana is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Charlotte
Charlotte at Orlando, Tuesday, February 19
Indiana home to New York, Wednesday, February 20