Hornets vs. Pacers - 2/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (19-32) at Charlotte Hornets (22-28)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -2 -- Over/Under: 183 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, TSOH
The Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Hornets meet Sunday at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Indiana Pacers have won four of their last six games and play their first road game of the month. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 95.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97.3 points and 44.2 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 14.7 points and 3.3 assists while David West is averaging 13.1 points and 7.1 rebounds. C.J. Miles is shooting 37.4 percent from the field and Roy Hibbert is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers have received an offensive boost lately, as they’re shooting 48.4 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from deep in their last five games. The Pacers are a defensive team but have won five of their last six when topping 100 points. Ian Mahinmi is doubtful for this game with an ankle injury.
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The Charlotte Hornets have won four of their last six games but are coming off a Saturday loss to the 76ers. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 94.7 points on 42.4 percent shooting and are allowing 96.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Al Jefferson is averaging 17.1 points and 8.4 rebounds while Gerald Henderson is averaging 10.9 points and 2.2 assists. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Lance Stephenson is dishing 4.9 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are coming off a game where they scored just 81 points, and they’re shooting just 42.5 percent from the field in their last five games. The Hornets lack of offensive production will continue to hurt their playoff hopes and their inability to string together consistent wins.
The Pacers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Hornets are 24-49 ATS in their last 73 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The underdog is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
I look for the Hornets to bounce back after a horrible loss on Saturday. These teams are nearly the same in the fact they can't score, but the Hornets are at home.