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2022 NBA Handicapping
(26-22) Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers (17-31)
Date: Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse
NBA Moneyline Odds: Hornets -123 Pacers +103 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Hornets -1.5 / Rockets +1.5
NBA Betting Total: 225
The Charlotte Hornets will be on the road to take on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, January 26th.
The tip-off is set for 7:00 ET from Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
Charlotte started off as a 1.5 point favorite and that number has not changed much. The total has gone from 225.5 to 225.
So far, I would say that it has been a solid season for the Hornets. They may not be the most fancy team out there, but they put out a good product more times than not.
This team does have a two game losing streak going on right now. If they are on their game, they should be able to have that come to an end on Wednesday night.
I would not put this group in the category of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, but that does not mean I think they are not good. The East is just so good this year, so it is very hard to be put in that mix.
This is a squad that has a good balance of young talent and veteran talent to go along with a good coach. When you have those things, you usually play at a pretty high level and that is what they have done in 2021-2022.
Charlotte lost to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday by a score of 125-113. I get that their opponent is a decent team, but they should not have lost by that margin.
I did not feel the defense for these guys played at a high enough level in their last game. It is hard to win games in the NBA when you allow that many points.
It has been a tough season for the Pacers in pretty much every way that you can imagine and it does not look like it will be getting any better.
Indiana currently has a record of 17-31, which puts them in 13th place in the Eastern Conference. I am not saying that I thought they would be a top team in the East, but I definitely had them being better than that seed.
They have had to deal with injuries and covid, but the struggles for this squad were happening before any of that. For whatever reason, it just has not worked out for them this season.
This crew lost to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday by a score of 117-113. It was a back-and-forth game, but they just were not able to get it done when it mattered most.
I was a bit surprised that they scored as many points as they did in their last game with some key guys out. With that said, they did not have all that many answers for the offense of New Orleans.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Hornets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
- The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Indiana.
- The Pacers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games played on a Wednesday.
- The Pacers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Analysis:
The Hornets have not been looking great as of late, but this is a good chance for them to get back to their winning ways.
Not that one loss would likely kill them in the long run, but I do feel this is a game that Charlotte has to get. When you go against a team that is struggling and is beaten up, you should handle your business.
A big key for both of these teams is playing better defense than they did in their last games. What they did last time out was not good enough.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hornets ATS
I look for the offense of the Hornets to roll in this one over a bad Indy team.
When all is said and done, I feel Charlotte can do enough to cover this 1.5 point spread.
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