Indiana vs Charlotte: prediction for the NBA match
Two key players are now unavailable to play for Indiana - Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner. They missed the previous game, so Pacers suffered an away defeat to New Orleans (113:117). Their absence surely affected team's performance, but we don't think that it is getting any worse for the Pacers. Ricky Carlisle's men are unlikely to get a playoff spot in the current season, so now they can only get ready for the next season.
We should note that Indiana recorded the most recent victory one week ago, they managed to beat Golden State (121:117) on away. Back then, Pacers were also playing without Sabonis and Turner.
Not too long ago Hornets were looking great and won a few matches in a row. But in recent matches Hornets were not so successful. Borrego's men were beaten by Atlanta (91:113) and Toronto (113:125). But they are still at the 7th spot in the Eastern Conference.
Charlotte have no significant problems with the squad. Only Gordon Hayward has the chance to miss the game. It is uncertain, whether he will play in the next match.
In 3 out of 4 most recent matches Hornets failed to win the match
In each of four most recent away matches Hornets failed to beat that total
Charlotte have more chances for a victory in this match. They are fighting for a spot in the play-off zone, while Indiana are looking hopeless. Borrego's men also recorded two victories over Indiana in the current season. We think that they will be able to record a victory this time.
Our prediction - Charlotte to win (Including OT)
Charlotte are one of the best offensive teams in the league. They are averaging 114 points per game on away. Indiana also score more than 100 points per game in recent matches. We are expecting a high-scoring game.
Our second bet is on total over 221,5 points