Indiana Pacers (29-23) at Charlotte Hornets (21-29)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -3 -- Over/Under: 210.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Indiana Pacers look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 106.5 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 23.9 points and 4.1 assists while Myles Turner is averaging 13.9 points and 6.5 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Darren Collinson is dishing 5.3 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last six road games.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 105.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 22.4 points and 5.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 16 points and 12.7 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Nicolas Batum is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last eight home games.
The Pacers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Southeast and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Hornets are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games and 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Central. The Pacers are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Charlotte, 4-9-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets have had these games recently where they look like an above-average offensive team and put together consistent offense. The problem is consistenty, and we don't see enough of it to trust in these big moments. The bottom line in this spot is we're getting a free bucket with the better team. I rarely turn down points when that's the case. The Pacers are proven to be one of the better squads in the East and just beat the Hornets by nine points a few days ago. Give me the points.