Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers 3/20/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers 3/20/23
Mon 20th March 2023

The Charlotte Hornets (22-50, 11-24 Home) will be hoping to halt their losing streak when they welcome the Indiana Pacers (32-39, 13-22 Away) on Monday. Indiana was dismantled by the Philadelphia 76ers 141-121 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Saturday. Aaron Nesmith led the way in defeat with 25 points.

The Pacers are 11th in the Eastern Conference. Charlotte lost their fourth in a row in blowout fashion on Friday at Spectrum Center, falling to the Philadelphia 76ers 121-82. Terry Rozier had 14 points to lead the team in scoring in the loss.

With 10 points and nine rebounds, Kai Jones also impressed. The Hornets are 14th in the Eastern Conference. This marks the final meeting of the season between the teams. After winning both of the earlier season matchups against Charlotte, the last of which was a 116-111 victory at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on January 8, Indiana will be aiming for a season sweep.

Myles Turner led the Pacers with 29 points, nine rebounds, and four blocks. PJ Washington had 22 points in the losing effort.The Pacers have been led this season by Tyrese Haliburton and Turner, who are averaging 20.8 and 17.9 points per game, respectively. Turner also has grabbed 7.6 rebounds per game, while Haliburton has dished 10.4 assists per game, second-most in the NBA.

Rozier has powered the Hornets on offense, averaging 21.3 points per game. Rozier also has recorded 5.0 assists per game. Mason Plumlee has pulled down 9.7 rebounds per game. The Hornets have had success in the last 10 matchups between the teams at Spectrum Center, winning six.

Charlotte has lost six straight at home this season. In the last 10 games, Indiana is 6-4 with an average margin of -0.6 (122.4-123.0). For the season, the Pacers are averaging 115.9 points per game, compared to 118.3 for opponents.

Charlotte has gone 3-7 over the last 10, allowing 111.2 points per game on average while scoring only 103.0 (-8.2 margin). The Hornets are averaging 111.2 ppg for the full season while allowing 117.5.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tyrese Haliburton: 50.0 | 34.9 | +15.1
Bennedict Mathurin: 0.0 | 22.1 | -22.1
Points per game:
Tyrese Haliburton: 29.0 | 20.8 | +8.2
Bennedict Mathurin: 0.0 | 16.6 | -16.6
Rebounds per game:
Jalen Smith: 7.2 | 5.7 | +1.5
Assists per game:
Tyrese Haliburton: 19.0 | 10.4 | +8.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Nick Richards: 18.8 | 14.2 | +4.6
Mark Williams: 7.0 | 14.6 | -7.6
Points per game:
Gordon Hayward: 9.0 | 13.9 | -4.9
Rebounds per game:
Nick Richards: 8.0 | 5.9 | +2.1
Mark Williams: 4.0 | 6.2 | -2.2
Assists per game:
Terry Rozier: 7.2 | 5.0 | +2.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Indiana Pacers -2.5 (-105)

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