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Bobcats open as NBA underdog vs Pacers

Indiana PacersCharlotte Bobcats
Jan 15, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

23-15TEAM RECORD9-28

Indiana pays a visit to Charlotte on Tuesday, hoping to send the Bobcats to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Bobcats sport records of 9-28 and 14-23 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pacers sit at 23-15 and 19-19 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-17-1 for the Bobcats and 15-23 for the Pacers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Bobcats sat as 6-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 185.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats sit at No. 30 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pacers are at No. 5 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 96-87.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Charlotte's No. 20-rated squad against Indiana's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Charlotte rates No. 26 in the league with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 6.5 per outing.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.6 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

Indiana lost its last outing, a 97-86 result against the Nets on January 13. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 183 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Pacers wasted a 27-point performance from David West as Brooklyn ran past them 97-86 on Sunday at Barclays Center.

In their last action, Charlotte was a 100-89 loser on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bobcats endured a 100-89 loss at the hands of the Celtics on Monday, despite a 16-point effort from Hakim Warrick at TD Garden.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Orlando are 2-8
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Pacers at Bobcats trends to consider:
Indiana is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana's last 8 games
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games at home
Charlotte is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana
Charlotte is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana

Next up:
Indiana at Orlando, Wednesday, January 16
Charlotte at Orlando, Friday, January 18