Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers 10/23/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, Prediction
Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Hornets
Thursday October 23
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The Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Hornets will play a Thursday preseason game at Time Warner Cable Arena.
This will be the last game for the Indiana Pacers, who are 2-4 in preseason play. David West missed the Pacers last game with a sprained ankle and remains questionable for this matchup. The good news for Indiana fans is that Roy Hibbert is coming off his best game where he dropped 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 29 minutes. With Paul George out, Hibbert will have to return to his old self and be one of the more dominant players in the East. George Hill continues to be the most consistent Pacer of the preseason, producing a combined 35 points and 14 assists in his last three games. In order to be successful this season, the Indiana Pacers must find some consistent offense without their superstar player on the court.
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This will also be the Charlotte Hornets last preseason game, and they’re 3-4 overall. Kemba Walker is starting to look more and more like a true point guard, as he’s produced 43 points and 19 assists in his last three games. Bismack Biyombo is another player Charlotte has to be excited about as he’s grabbed 16 rebounds in his last two games and is starting to become the defensive player the Hornets were hoping for. Al Jefferson has been his usual self throughout the preseason with the scoring and rebounding, and he should be fresh for this matchup after missing the Hornets last game. The Charlotte Hornets are a sneaky talented team that should turn some heads as long as the youngsters continue to progress.
I don't trust the Pacers with their limited weapons. The Charlotte Hornets have been playing much better in the preseason, which is why I'm taking the small chalk.