Hornets vs. Pacers Prediction
Can the Indiana Pacers cool off the surging Charlotte Hornets when the two teams meet up tonight at 6PM ET?
501 Charlotte Hornets vs. 502 Indiana Pacers
Sunday, January 20, 2019
6PM ET – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pacers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -7 points against the Hornets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 219 points. The public betting for this game currently has 81 percent going on the Pacers at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Hornets looking to get to .500
Charlotte has won and covered the spread in three straight following a 135-115 win at home over Phoenix yesterday. All three wins have been by at least 15 points. The Hornets are 22-23 on the season, 6-15 on the road, 23-22 against the spread and 24-20-1 with the over.
The Hornets are starting to climb up the offensive rankings. They are now 11th in the NBA in scoring at 112.6 points per game and ninth in 3-point shooting at 35.9 percent. Defensively, Charlotte is giving up 111.5 points per game while opponents shoot 46.5 percent. Kemba Walker is leading Charlotte with 25.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists per contest. Jeremy Lamb is adding 15.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
Pacers roll Mavs
Indiana is coming off a 111-99 win over Dallas at home yesterday for its third win and cover over its last four games. The Pacers are now 30-15 overall, 16-6 at home, 24-21 against the spread and 24-21 with the under.
The Pacers are strong defensively this year, giving up 103.3 points per game while limiting opponents to 44.6 percent shooting. Offensively, Indiana is putting up just 108.7 points per game while shooting 48.1 percent from the floor and 37.1 percent from the arc. Victor Oladipo is leading the team with 19.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. Domantas Sabonis is adding 15.0 points and 9.7 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Hornets are 2-7 against the spread in their last nine road games and 1-7 ATS in their last eight road games against a team with a winning home record.
The Pacers are 5-2 against the spread on no rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a losing team.
The Hornets are playing well over the last week, but only one win came on the road. Charlotte has struggled on the road this season, suffering a lot of double-digit losses. The Pacers have been somewhat inconsistent, but have been able to play pretty well against weaker teams at home. The Indy defense should be able to do their best to either contain Walker, or his teammates. It won’t take a big scoring output for the Pacers to cover this spread.
NBA Prediction: Indiana Pacers -7