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NBA odds preview - Pacers vs. Hornets

Indiana PacersNew Orleans Hornets
March 3, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

22-12TEAM RECORD9-27

The NBA betting slate features a clash between New Orleans and Indiana on Saturday, with the host Hornets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

This season the Hornets are 9-27 overall and 18-18 ATS against the number, while the Pacers are 22-12 and 16-18 ATS. As for the totals, New Orleans is 16-19-1 on the OU, and Indiana is 14-19-1.

View Indiana vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Pacers before tip-off in this one will find them as 6-point favorites, while the total sits at 181.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 6-rated Pacers taking on the No. 19-rated Hornets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-88 win for the Pacers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 15-rated squad against Indiana's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 28 in the league with 3.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 5.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.1 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

Indiana won its last outing, a 102-78 result against the Warriors on February 28. The Pacers covered in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 180 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Golden State was run off the court by the Pacers on Tuesday as Indiana blasted the Warriors 102-78 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 97-92 winner as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Hornets covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 189 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Orleans got 20 points and 13 rebounds from Chris Kaman en route to a 97-92 victory over Dallas on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Chicago are 3-7
After playing Golden State are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 1-9
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Pacers at Hornets trends to consider:
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Indiana's last 20 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Indiana's last 25 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of New Orleans's last 20 games when playing at home against Indiana
New Orleans is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of New Orleans's last 25 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games

Next up:
Indiana at Chicago, Monday, March 5
New Orleans at Portland, Monday, March 5