Pacers vs. Hornets Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Charlotte. According to oddsmakers at sports book YouWager, the Hornets are listed as a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 210.5 points. The spread has stayed at -3 since opening, while the over-under went up a tick from 210.
Who the Public Likes: Indiana. As of Friday afternoon, 59 percent of public bets have sided with the visiting Pacers.
Injury Report: Pacers center Myles Turner has a sore knee and is questionable for tonight. Glenn Robinson III is recovering from ankle surgery and is out until mid-February. For the Hornets, center Cody Zeller is expected to return to action tonight after being out with a torn meniscus. Frank Kaminsky is expected to play despite a sprained thumb. Marvin Williams will miss a second straight game with a sprained ankle.
Who the Trends Like: Indiana is 0-6 ATS in its last six meetings in Charlotte and 4-9-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall. The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
Who We Like: The Pacers downed the Hornets in Indiana earlier this week by a count of 105-96. Expect Charlotte to return the favor here as it is a 14-14 straight up home team compared with 7-15 on the road. It is difficult to beat a team twice in a week in the NBA and I don't believe this will be any different.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE HORNETS -3