Pacers vs. Hornets - 2/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (29-27) at Indiana Pacers (31-26)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -4 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers meet Friday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Charlotte Hornets look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 20.7 points and five assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 14.6 points and 6.5 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.2 assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won four of their last five road games. Spencer Hawes is questionable with a back injury.
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The Indiana Pacers look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.4 points and 7.1 rebounds while Monta Ellis is averaging 14 points and 4.8 assists. George Hill is dishing 3.4 assists and Myles Turner is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last seven home games. C.J. Miles is questionable with a calf injury.
The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Pacers are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Friday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Hornets are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
We have two Eastern teams playing solid ball as of late. The difference for me in this game is the Pacers ability to knockdown shots consistently. The Hornets will have some trouble keeping up here. Give me the home team.