Charlotte Hornets (22-23 ) vs Indiana Pacers (29-16 )Date : 01/20/2019
Time : 6:00 PM ET
Location : Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers
The Pacers will welcome the Hornets to Bankers Life Fieldhouse as they are coming off a loss against the Mavericks while the Hornets were able to pick up a win against the Suns in their last game to maintain the eighth seed in the East. Game tips off at 6:00 PM ET.
Charlotte Hornets's Latest Performance :
The Hornets picked up their third win in a row. After criticizing the Hornets role players for not helping out Walker the likes of Gilchrist and the emerging Bridges have stepped it up big time. Kemba had made it clear that he wants to remain a Hornets for the time being. That’s very good news for the franchise because what they have to do now is find pieces and build the team around him. Kemba will look forward to going up against Oladipo in this game as both players are in similar positions. The NBA now has transformed into a guard-oriented league this is the reason you see the usage of point guards going up every year. Kemba can do it all for this team if he goes down with an injury this team has no sense of direction knowing that he can’t do it alone in today’s game you need another scorer on a team to compete this is something that the Hornets has been struggling to fulfill. Playing against the Pacers, we will get to see Kemba and Oladipo go neck-to-neck all game long.
Indiana Pacers 's Latest Performance :
The Pacers are coming off a loss against the Mavericks in their last game. They have now lost two games in a row. They haven’t yet recovered from the blowout loss against the Raptors. Oladipo shooting struggles continue he hasn’t hit 20 points in any of his last seven games with only 0.9 steals per game after his league-leading 2.4 last season. It will be interesting to see how he matches up against Kemba Walker in this game. Look for Young production to go up with Turner and Sabonis struggling to score the ball. With Oladipo not being himself on the floor makes it really hard for the rest of the team to run the teams regular offense, what this means is that players like Evans and Collision must step it up. The Pacers have now dropped to the 4th seed after that loss as they will do all they can to bounce back against the Hornets.
How Charlotte Hornets & Indiana Pacers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest.
Hornets are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games.
Against The Spread Selection: Charlotte Hornets
My reason for the pick :
This game will go down to the wire as the reason why I am picking the Hornets to come up on top is that they have all the momentum on their side winning three games in a row. Kemba will have another great game going up against the Pacers. Oladipo continues to struggle with his shot in this game as the Pacers after a great start to the season is starting to drop in the standings. Go with the Hornets to win their 4th game in a row.
Betting trends for Charlotte Hornets:
- Hornets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Betting trends for Indiana Pacers :
- Pacers are 38-17-1 ATS in their last 56 Sunday games.