Pacers vs. Hornets - 11/19/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (4-7) at Indiana Pacers (4-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 181.5 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers play Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Charlotte Hornets have lost four of their last five games and continue to struggle putting the ball in the hoop. The Hornets are averaging just 94.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and are allowing 100.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. The Hornets have scored 87 or less points in back-to-back games and are 1-6 this season when scoring less than 100 points. Al Jefferson leads the Hornets with 20 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Kemba Walker is averaging 14.7 points and 4.5 assists. Lance Stephenson is still trying to figure things out with his new team, as he’s 15-29 from the field in his last three games Marvin Williams is shooting 37.1 percent from three. Gary Neal is questionable for this game with a concussion.
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The Indiana Pacers have won three of their last four games despite not having any of their key players on the court. The Pacers are averaging 91.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting and are allowing 93.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Chris Copeland leads Indiana with 14.2 points on on 37.3 percent shooting and Roy Hibbert is averaging 13.6 points and 8.1 rebounds. Donald Sloan leads the Pacers with five assists and A.J. Price is 12-20 from the field in his last two games. The Indiana Pacers are 4-4 this season when holding their opponent under 100 points. C.J. Miles won’t play due to a calf injury and Rodney Stuckey is listed as probable despite a foot injury.
The Hornets are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 vs. NBA Central and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
The Pacers are somehow finding ways to win and have always been a good home team. I'll gladly take the Pacers here and the free points in what should be a defensive battle for 48 minutes.