Free NBA Hoops Pick: Hornets vs Pacers Lines
Looking for Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers free plays? NBA betting sees the Hornets taking on the Pacers on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
29-27 (10-18 V) Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers 31-26 (18-9 H)
Date: Friday, February 26, 2016
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: -3
NBA Betting Total: 203
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The 3-8 seeds in the Eastern Conference are literally up for grabs right now.
Only 3.5 games separates the 3rd spot from the 8th spot. Two teams currently in that mix meet on Friday night as the Pacers and Hornets go at it in Indianapolis.
Neither team has really picked up steam since the All Star break ended as they continue to alternate wins and losses with the Pacers coming in on a win, while the Hornets come in off a loss.
The Hornets ran into a very frustrated and angry Cavaliers team last time out.
Charlotte actually did stick with them for a while, deep into the 2nd half, but Lebron James and company were just too much for them when it was all said and done.
With the loss, Charlotte continues to hold a 1 game lead in the 8th spot as they try to fight off a barrage of teams behind them.
Charlotte has been winning games with their stellar defensive efforts and their abilities to get stops down the stretch. Prior to their loss in Cleveland, the Hornets had held the opposition to under 100 points in 8 straight games. During that span, they went 7-1 which got them right back into the playoff race.
On 2/10, the Hornets went into Indiana and routed the Pacers 117-95.
Indiana has to be thanking the basketball gods for Paul George.
When the Pacers have needed somebody to step up, it’s been George who has stepped up and put the team on his back. Against the Knicks, George scored 25 of his 27 points in the 2nd half as he led the comeback charge.
George has gone for 20 or more in 8 straight contests as he has continued to produce big performance after big performance.
Indiana currently holds the 5 seed 2.0 games back of the 3rd seeded Celtics and 1.5 games up on the 8th seeded Hornets. With how close and jammed the East is, games like this could really make the difference down the stretch of the season.
F C.J. Miles (calf) has missed two straight games and is listed as QUESTIONABLE for Friday night.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central.
- Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
- Pacers are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Friday games.
- Pacers are 19-9-1 ATS in their last 29 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Pacers are 21-10-1 ATS in their last 32 vs. Eastern Conference.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction:
It’s been Paul George or bust for Indiana lately.
Even though Charlotte had their way last time they came into Indiana, this Pacers team is very good at home and with them being more experienced and used to big games like this, expect them to use the home crowd to propel them to a win here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Indiana ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana Pacers 106 – Charlotte 98
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