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NBA betting line favors Pacers over Bobcats

Indiana PacersCharlotte Bobcats
Nov 2, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds


Time Warner Cable Arena features an NBA battle between the host Charlotte Bobcats and the visiting Indiana Pacers in betting action on Friday.

The Pacers will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 1-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Bobcats are 0-0 ATS. Indiana is 0-1 on the totals; Charlotte is 0-0.

View Indiana vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Bobcats in this one will find them as 4.5-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 187.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 30 and the Pacers at No. 4 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 46-44 result in favor of the Pacers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 24-ranked offense (0 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 15 at 88 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 0% from the field per game, less than the Pacers have managed so far this season (47.4% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pacers own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 88 points per game when on the road. Charlotte, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in home scoring.

The Pacers were a 90-88 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. Toronto was scorched by David West for 25 points as the Pacers defated the Raptors 90-88 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 104-84 loser as they battled the Knicks at home. The Bobcats failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 188 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Charlotte was run off the court by the Knicks on Thursday as New York blasted them 104-84 at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 2-8
After playing New York are 4-6
After a loss are 0-10

A few Pacers at Bobcats trends to consider:
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Indiana is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Indiana is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 9 games
Charlotte is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
Charlotte is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to Sacramento, Saturday, November 3
Charlotte at Dallas, Saturday, November 3