Free NBA Pick: Hornets vs Pacers Lines
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(14-10) Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers (12-12)
Date: Monday December 12
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -2
NBA Betting Total: 212
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Charlotte is off to a good start, taking an early lead in the Southeast Division.
Indiana is still struggling to figure things out but they are .500. Unfortunately that has them last in the Central.
This is a chance to get over that magic mark and hopefully develop some consistency for the second quarter of the season.
Charlotte lost at Cleveland on Saturday. No surprise there as there is not a lot of buzz in terms of this team winning the East.
Kemba Walker continue to put up career best numbers. He is one of the hardest players to guard in the NBA and in crunch time few are better.
Nic Batum’s scoring is down but he is leading the team in rebounding and assists. He has not shot the ball well this year but as an established commodity there is no reason to worry.
Surprisingly the third leading scorer on the team is Marco Bellinelli. They brought him in to gun from the perimeter and he has not disappointed. His shooting numbers are at career highs.
The Hornets get a lot from their center duo of Cody Zeller and Frank Kaminsky. Their individual numbers don’t catch your eye but combined they are essentially 20/10.
Marvin Williams returned to the lineup last week and he is still trying to get back to the level he was at earlier when he was leading the team in rebounding.
The Pacers are a typical .500 team I guess. They have never lost more than 2 in a row this season or won more than 2 in a row.
They are still trying to figure out how to play with a lineup that has a lot of new faces and new roles. Paul George is still the lead dog and playing well but it looks like he is still trying to figure it out too.
He scored a season high 37 in their win against Portland over the weekend.
I am not sure why the Pacers targeted Jeff Teague in the offseason. His numbers have been just OK and I am never see him as a difference maker.
The same goes for Thaddeus Young. He has gone his whole career putting up numbers on bad teams. With this group he is not even putting up any numbers.
I like the way Myles Turner is developing as a player. Though I wish he would stay closer to the hoop more. They need him on the offensive glass.
Monta Ellis has been completely lost this season. I am not sure it is a physical thing he just has no confidence and no clue where his shots are coming from.
Indiana has to win more at home if they are going to get over that .500 barrier to stay.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hornets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games.
- Over is 5-1 in Hornets last 6 road games.
- Hornets are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Under is 6-0 in Pacers last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Over is 5-1 in Pacers last 6 overall.
- Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction:
Indiana has been up and down all season long so they are pretty hard to predict from game to game. They are 9-4 SU at home but just 7-6 ATS. Charlotte crushed them at home in their lone meeting this season.
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Charlotte is a solid road team because defense usually travels.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana 103 – Charlotte 99
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