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Pacers visit Hornets in NBA clash

Indiana PacersNew Orleans Hornets
April 3, 7:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

35-42TEAM RECORD43-33

The Hornets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Pacers tip off at New Orleans Arena on Sunday in NBA play.

The Hornets sit at 43-33 (36-37-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Pacers are currently 35-42 (35-39-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Orleans is 27-48-1 OU, and Indiana is 34-42-1 OU.

View Indiana vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Hornets sat as 5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 189.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 13-rated Hornets and the No. 12-rated Pacers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 98-96 win for the Hornets on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 24-rated squad against Indiana's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 23 in the league with 5.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 7.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 102.2 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Indiana, they were an 89-88 winner as they battled the Bucks at home. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 177 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Danny Granger scored 17 points leading the Pacers to an 89-88 victory over Milwaukee at Conseco Fieldhouse on Friday.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 93-81 result against the Grizzlies on April 1. The Hornets failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 174 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Hornets endured a 93-81 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Friday, despite a 19-point effort from Carl Landry at New Orleans Arena.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Pacers at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Indiana's last 19 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Indiana's last 23 games when playing New Orleans
Indiana is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of New Orleans's last 19 games when playing at home against Indiana
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of New Orleans's last 23 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of New Orleans's last 18 games

Next up:
Indiana home to Washington, Wednesday, April 6
New Orleans home to Houston, Wednesday, April 6