Indiana Pacers (11-6) vs Charlotte Hornets (8-8)Date : 11/21/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets
The Indiana Pacers will travel to Spectrum Center in Charlotte North Carolina, to face the dangerous Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Hornets are coming off yet another emotional win this time over the Boston Celtics at home by a 117 – 112 score as Kemba Walker would continue his hot streak of shooting from the field with 43 points on the night.
On the other hand, the Indiana Pacers won their third straight game by picking up a 121 – 94 home win over the Utah Jazz in what was a dominant performance on offense by the Pacers as they shot 53% for the night while Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 points To lead the Pacers in the win. The Pacers have only covered the spread only once in their last 8 meetings versus the Hornets while the over has been to play in five of the last six games amongst these two teams.
Indiana Pacers 's Latest Performance :
And while Charlotte has been one of the up-and-coming teams this year in the Eastern Conference, the Indiana Pacers are also another team that is vying for Eastern Conference Supremacy as they have certainly improved defensively this season. In fact, the Pacers are ranked in the top five in field-goal percentage allowed along with points allowed while allowing under 100 points in their last three games, overall. On the other hand, their offense has been lacking consistency this year as they are averaging 105 points per game On 47% shooting from the field.
Nonetheless, look for Indiana to struggle a bit more as their star Victor Oladipo continues to remain out of the lineup due to a knee injury and is questionable for this matchup versus the Charlotte Hornets. Despite this, the Pacers must continue to utilize their team play, particularly on the defensive end, while also distributing the ball even more on offense to get each of their teammates involved. Of course, this philosophy led to seven double-digit scores for the Pacers in their last outing versus the Utah Jazz.
Charlotte Hornets's Latest Performance :
The Charlotte Hornets continue to show sparks of greatness within their team they have a perfect mix of experience, youth, and talent which makes them a difficult team to compete against on a night in night out basis. Nonetheless, after winning three of four games at one point, the Hornets suddenly found themselves losers of two straight before they were able to pick up a slim, five point victory over the reeling Boston Celtics in their last outing at home. As stated, Walker was certainly the man of the hour for Charlotte yet Jeremy Lamb put up 18 points along with six rebounds.
The Hornets will certainly want to build off of this momentum going into their last home game in a three-game homestand before they hit the road in facing the Oklahoma City Thunder followed by the Atlanta Hawks. With that being said, expect Walker to bring his A-game in this match up as well as he has certainly been a consistent talent for the Hornets this year.
How Indiana Pacers & Charlotte Hornets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Indiana is 9 – 8 ATS while the OU is 8 – 9
Charlotte is 10-6 ATS while the OU is 8 – 8
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
The Indiana Pacers will be going into Charlotte looking for a much-needed win in which to extend their current winning streak. Charlotte, on the other hand, will also be looking to build off of the momentum that they garnered in edging the Boston Celtics at home in their last outing as well. With that being the case, expect both teams to come out looking to establish themselves on both ends of the court as Indiana will certainly look to neutralize a dangerous offense for the Charlotte Hornets while the Hornets will want to come out gunning while pushing the ball in the meantime in which to play their style of game..
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Charlotte Hornets
My reason for the pick :
While Charlotte has played well at home this year, the Indiana Pacers have played well on the road in their own right as they are winners of three of the last four, overall. Regardless, I will back the Charlotte Hornets in this match up as I happen to feel that they continue to grow as a young team with each outing while Kemba Walker continues to blossom into a potentially great player. With that being the case, look for Charlotte to break this game open at some point due to an inconsistent offensive unit for Indiana that has a tendency to struggle at times at critical moments within the game.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the under in this match up in that it has been the result of six of the last nine games for Charlotte while also being the play in five of the last eight games for the Indiana Pacers. In all, with two much improved defenses, expect the score to remain low while the game will remain competitive throughout. In other words, back the under as it is indeed the strongest play in this instance.
Betting trends for Indiana Pacers :
- Pacers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Over is 5-1 in Pacers last 6 road games.
Under is 5-1 in Pacers last 6 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Betting trends for Charlotte Hornets:
- Charlotte Under is 4-0 in Hornets last 4 games following a ATS win.
Hornets are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Under is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 games following a straight up win.