Hornets at Pacers - 4/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (32-42) at Indiana Pacers (32-43)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -4 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, FSMW
The Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers play Friday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Charlotte Hornets need a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 95.2 points on 42.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Mo Williams is averaging 18.6 points and 6.6 assists while Kemba Walker is averaging 18 points and 5.3 assists. Al Jefferson is grabbing 8.5 rebounds and Gerald Henderson is dishing 2.6 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting just 42.7 percent from the field in their last five games. Two games out of the playoff race, the Hornets need this win in the worst way. The Hornets have lost five of their last six games on the road. Cody Zeller is doubtful with a shoulder injury.
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The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 96.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 97.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 16.4 points and 4.7 assists while Rodney Stuckey is averaging 12.8 points and three assists. C.J. Miles is dishing one assist and David West is grabbing seven rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 47.3 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost seven of their last eight when allowing 100-plus points. The Pacers are 2.5 games out of a playoff spot but eight of their last 10 victories have come on their home court.
The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hornets are 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
This is pretty much an elimination game as far as the playoffs are concerned. With that being the case, I'm siding with the home team.