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(29-23) Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets (21-29)
Date: Friday February 2nd
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Hornets -3
NBA Betting Total: 210
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The Indiana Pacers are trying to find a way to stay in playoff contention this season. They take the road to face the Charlotte Hornets. The Pacers are six games above .500 and would be in the playoffs right now if the season were to end today. Charlotte looks to be in rebuilding mode. Don’t be surprised if Charlotte makes moves before the trade deadline.
The Pacers and Hornets faced each other last week, January 29th. Indiana came away with the win, 105-96. The Pacers are 11-13 on the road this season. Expect the Hornets to show up at home in the rematch game.
The Indiana Pacers are doing a lot better than most people expected. The team is playing well. Indiana is 5-2 over their last seven games, and have won three in a row. Indiana recently beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 105-101. Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pacers with 21 points.
The game before beating the Grizzlies, Indiana beat the Hornets, 105-96. The Pacers were efficient from the field shooting 54.2 percent from the floor, and 28.6 percent from three point land in the nine point win. All Star Victor Oladipo led the Pacers with 25 points.
Myles Turner also played well for the Pacers. He finished with 22 points on 8 of 11 shooting from the floor and 4 of 6 shooting from three point land. Turner is averaging 14 points per game this year. Turner might not be available in this game. He is listed as day to day with a knee injury.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Pacers are allowing 105.3 points per game this year. Goodenough to rank them 11th in the NBA this season. The play of Lance Stephenson and Victor Oladipo on the defensive end, is what makes the Pacers better defensively this year.
If Indiana is going to beat Charlotte twice in less than seven days, they are going to have to do it on the road where they have struggled at times.
The Charlotte Hornets might not want to believe it, but Michael Jordan is putting the Hornets in rebuild mode. The team is struggling with the current roster they have. The only thing Charlotte can do, is start unloading players via trade. Kemba Walker is the teams best player, averaging 22.4 points per game this year.
There have already been trade rumblings involving Walker, but no moves have yet to be made. Jordan assured Walker he will not be traded, but everyone knows the NBA is a business. The Hornets would happily take a first round pick for Walkers services. Charlotte is 3-4 over their last seven games, and again the roster just is not good. Not even in the East this season.
The Hornets shot 44.6 percent from the floor and 29 percent from three point land in the loss to Indiana a few day ago. The Hornets are 14-14 this year at home. Expect the Hornets to shoot better at home in this matchup. Dwight Howard needs to play big if Charlotte is going to win. Look for Howard to grab 12 or more rebounds in this game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- IND are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Over is 8-3 in CHA last 11 vs. Eastern Conference.
- CHA are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games.
- IND are 4-9-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction:
The Indiana Pacers are the more talented and hungry team in this matchup. Don’t expect the Pacers to shoot over 50 percent from the field, for the third straight night in this game.
Charlotte has struggled to identify themselves as a team this year. The Hornets have looked good at times, but have looked bad more than most. Look for Charlotte to play hard at home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hornets -3
Take the Pacers plus the points in this matchup. Charlotte is struggling as an organization right now.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pacers 115 – Hornets 95
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