Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers 5/18/2021 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers 5/18/2021 – The NBA play-in tournament begins and facing first in the NBA Eastern Conference are 9th and 10th teams, Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers. These teams are set to collide this Tuesday, May 18 and it will be inside the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The broadcast rights of this game are granted to TNT and it will be shown live at exactly 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game through an online live stream. The Indiana Pacers having the home court advantage is seen as the better team in NBA game odds and will prevail against the Charlotte Hornets.
Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers 5/18/2021
Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers 5/18/2021 Betting Odds
Charlotte Hornets Betting
The Charlotte Hornets are coming into this play-in tournament ending their season on a 33-39 record. Their five-game losing streak pushed them down to the 10th place in the NBA Eastern Conference standings. Terry Rozier has the most playoff experience in the Hornets roster having played with the Boston Celtics early in his career. Much is expected for him to be the leader of this team and not just in scoring but also inside the locker room. Rookie LaMelo Ball will be tested on how he performs during these important games. Gordon Hayward is still not playing until the team reaches the first round of the playoffs.
Players to watch: T. Rozier SG 69 GP 69 GS 34.5 MIN 20.4 PTS 0.7 OR 3.7 DR 4.4 REB 4.2 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 1.9 TO 1.7 PF 2.3 AST/TO 17.15 PER
G. Hayward SF 44 GP 44 GS 34 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.8 OR 5 DR 5.9 REB 4.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.7 PF 2 AST/TO 17.65 PER
L. Ball PG 51 GP 31 GS 28.8 MIN 15.7 PTS 1.2 OR 4.7 DR 5.9 REB 6.1 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 2.7 PF 2.2 AST/TO 17.61 PER.
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Indiana Pacers had been through a lot this season and injuries are just a part of them. TJ Warren is a huge piece and will see him again next season. Myles Turner also had a few scares of season ending injuries while newly acquired Caris LeVert from the Brooklyn Nets needed surgery to remove a life-threatening tumor. Domantas Sabonis has been the team’s best player and he also missed games. This Pacers team is healthy sans TJ Warren and will try to throw their strongest ounces against the Charlotte Hornets. Malcolm Brogdon has been consistent for the team and will be expected to lead the way.
Players to Watch: M. Brogdon PG 56 GP 56 GS 34.5 MIN 21.2 PTS 1 OR 4.2 DR 5.3 REB 5.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 2 PF 2.9 AST/TO 17.97 PER
C. LeVert SG 35 GP 35 GS 32.9 MIN 20.7 PTS 0.7 OR 4 DR 4.6 REB 4.9 AST 1.5 STL 0.7 BLK 2.2 TO 2.4 PF 2.3 AST/TO 17.46 PER
D. Sabonis PF 62 GP 62 GS 36 MIN 20.3 PTS 2.4 OR 9.5 DR 12 REB 6.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 3.4 TO 3.3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.64 PER.
Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers 5/18/2021 Betting Numbers
Charlotte are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
Indiana are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Gordon Hayward SF Foot is out indefinitely
Jeremy Lamb SG Knee is OUT Tuesday vs Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks
The Charlotte Hornets have good positive energy coming in while the Indiana Pacers have locker room issues. Nonetheless, the Pacers are the safer bet according to the top online sportsbook to win because of their healthy talents.
Moneyline: The Hornets in this road game are getting an ML of +135 while the Pacers are at -155.
ATS: It is just 1.5 points across the spread for this matchup with the Hornets getting +1.5 while the Pacers are -1.5.
TOTALs: The given total for both teams to reach is set at 229 points with the Hornets going over and the Pacers are under.
Score Prediction: 117 – 113, Pacers