Bridges, Hornets square off against the Pacers
Charlotte Hornets (26-22, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (17-31, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pacers -1.5; over/under is 225.5
BOTTOM LINE: Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers host Miles Bridges and the Charlotte Hornets.
The Pacers have gone 8-22 against Eastern Conference teams. Indiana is ninth in the NBA with 10.7 offensive rebounds per game led by Sabonis averaging 3.2 offensive boards.
The Hornets are 17-12 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte is fourth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.7% from deep. Cody Martin leads the Hornets shooting 44.3% from 3-point range.
The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Hornets won the last meeting 116-108 on Dec. 30, with Terry Rozier scoring 35 points in the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Sabonis is averaging 19 points, 11.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Pacers. Justin Holiday is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Indiana.
Rozier is shooting 37.0% from beyond the arc with 2.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Hornets, while averaging 18.3 points and 4.1 assists. Bridges is shooting 53.2% and averaging 22.1 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 3-7, averaging 111.9 points, 42.0 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.2 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.4 points per game.
Hornets: 7-3, averaging 110.8 points, 47.1 rebounds, 28.0 assists, 7.9 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.5 points.
INJURIES: Pacers: T.J. McConnell: out (wrist), Domantas Sabonis: out (ankle), Myles Turner: out (foot), T.J. Warren: out (foot/health and safety protocols), Malcolm Brogdon: out (achilles).
Hornets: Gordon Hayward: out (foot), Jalen McDaniels: out (ankle).