Charlotte Hornets at Indiana Pacers Pick - Odds and ATS Predictions

January 20, 6:00 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Indiana -7.5

The Charlotte Hornets will hit the road to take on the Indiana Pacers at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana for a Sunday evening clash. The tip is scheduled for 6:00 PM ET and set to be broadcast on FSN. The Hornets have had the Pacers’ number as of late as they have won three of the last four contests overall. These two sides met once already this year in the Queen City with the Hornets defeating the Pacers 127-109 to cover as a four-point underdog.

Charlotte Hornets at Indiana Pacers Overview

Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets step into this contest presently riding a three-game winning streak. Most recently, the Hornets thrashed the visiting Phoenix Suns yesterday in the Queen City by a score of 135-115 to enable their third consecutive cover as a seven-point choice.

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers enter into this affair off a 111-99 win against the Dallas Mavericks last night on their own court. Indiana successfully covered as a 7.5-point favorite to give them three wins against their spread in their previous four outings. Overall, Indiana has been in good form as of late as they are 7-3 SU in their last ten matches.

Reasons To Avoid Charlotte

The Hornets have played abysmal basketball on the road this year as they are 6-15 SU outside of Charlotte. Given the fact they are playing one of the better teams in the East who has also been astounding on their own court at 15-6 SU, the Hornets are a very dicey proposition here. However, Charlotte will offer a lot of allure given the fact they have been ta profitable choice in this series in recent affairs. For this reason, we urge takers not to bite the bait and pull the trigger on the Hornets.

Reasons To Back Indiana

The Pacers are owners of the best defense in the NBA. When you combine their defensive acumen with their strong physical play on the boards as a consistent top-three "fewest rebounds against" squad, the Hornets can easily get bullied in the paint. When you incorporate the fact that Indiana also averages 9.2 steals per game, Indiana can dominate the ebb and flow of the game and reduce Charlotte's possessions. Not only can this result in a win for Indiana but one with substantial margins potentially.

Hornets at Pacers Prediction 01/20/2019

Given the travel constraints that are added into this equation, the Hornets will have a difficult time rolling up their sleeves to go muzzle-to-muzzle with the Pacers on their own court here. Indiana will avenge the earlier season loss against the Hornets sand they will do it style. This game has potential blowout written all over it and Indiana should cruise here to an easy victory and cover. Swallow the points.

Free Pick: 
Take Indiana -7.5

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