Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Hornets - February 12, 2024

NBA Games Live Today: Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Hornets - February 12, 2024

Game Analysis

The Indiana Pacers are heading into this matchup against the Charlotte Hornets with a strong offensive momentum. They are currently leading the league in scoring, averaging 124.1 points per game, and also rank first in field goal shooting percentage. Despite their offensive prowess, the Pacers struggle defensively, allowing the third most points per game at 122.4 and having the second worst field goal percentage allowed at 50.3%.

On the other side, the Charlotte Hornets recently snapped a ten-game losing streak with a win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Their offense has struggled, averaging only 108.3 points per game, and defensively, they are allowing an average of 120.1 points against per game. The Hornets' shooting percentages and defense against three-pointers have been among the worst in the league.

Predictions and Odds

The Pacers are heavily favored to win, with a predictive model giving them an 82% chance of victory and a projected final score of 123-112. However, the Hornets are expected to put up a fight, with a 53% chance of covering the +11 spread. The over/under is set at 238.5, with a slight inclination towards the under.

Betting Insights:

  • Spread: Pacers -11; Hornets +11
  • Moneyline: Pacers -620; Hornets +475
  • Total (O/U): 238.5 points, with predictions leaning slightly towards under


Despite the Pacers' defensive struggles, their top-ranking offense is expected to dominate the game against the Hornets, who have been unable to generate significant offense this season. The Pacers have already demonstrated their ability to cover a -11.5 spread in their previous victories against the Hornets this season.

The game is anticipated to be high-scoring, given both teams' offensive and defensive statistics, but the Pacers' offensive efficiency and the Hornets' recent struggle suggest that Indiana will come out on top.

Author: Dan Anderson