Hornets vs. Pacers Prediction
Tonight at 7:00PM ET the upset-minded Hornets will take on Frank Vogel's Pacers while looking to win their fifth game in their last seven contests.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, Charlotte is a 3-point road underdog versus Indiana while the total currently sits at 203.5 points, down from the opening number of 204.5. The Hornets have won seven of their last 10 games and are 6-4 against the spread during that span, while the Pacers are 6-4 straight up and 4-5-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
The Hornets' five-game winning streak ended Wednesday night in a 114-103 loss at Cleveland but Kemba Walker still had a solid game while producing 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting with six assists, three 3-pointers, two rebounds and one steal. Nicolas Batum is also playing well as the strong forward alongside Courtney Lee, who looks like a nice fit after coming over in a trade with the Grizzlies.
After struggling on the road for much of the season, the Hornets are now 4-1 against the spread in their last five games away from Charlotte and are 5-1-1 at the betting window int heir last seven games versus the Pacers. And speaking of Indiana, the Pacers are just 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six home games and are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games coming off a win.
FRIDAY NBA FREE PICK: CHARLOTTE HORNETS +3