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Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers - 11/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indiana Pacers (3-3) at Charlotte Hornets (4-1)

NBA Basketball: Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

The Line: Charlotte Hornets -3.5 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds

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The Indiana Pacers travel to the Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.

The Pacers have now won two of their last three games following their 111-94 win over the Bulls on Saturday. Jeff Teague led the team with 21 points and six assists, CJ Miles added 20 points off the bench while four more players finished in double figures as the Pacers took full advantage of a weary Bulls team playing the second night of a back to back set. As a team, the Pacers were very good on offense, shooting a healthy 53.5 percent from the field and 12 of 26 from the 3-point line and on the defensive end they were able to force 16 turnovers which was key to the victory.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers - 11/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Meanwhile, the Hornets improved to their best start in 16 years by beating the lowly Nets 99-95 on Friday. Kemba Walker poured in a season-high 30 points, Nicolas Batum added 18 points with nine rebounds while Spencer Hawes chipped in with 13 points off the bench as the Hornets came back from an early 13-point deficit to escape with a win and improve to 4-1 on the season and 3-0 on the road. 

In ATS trends, the Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record but just 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Hornets are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games following a win and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games against a team with a losing road record.

Head to head, the Pacers are 1-7-1 ATS in the last nine meetings overall and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Charlotte.

The Hornets have enjoyed plenty of success to start the season and they are clearly the team in better form in this matchup, but I just feel that they're the beneficiaries of a favorable schedule so I'm actually going with the improving Pacers to get the upset on the road in this one.

 

 

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Indiana +3.5

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