Charlotte Hornets (35-46) at Indiana Pacers (48-33)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Charlotte Hornets look to end their season with a victory after losing five of their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 108.1 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 22.2 points and 5.6 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 16.7 points and 12.4 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Kaminsky is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last six road games.
The Indiana Pacers look for yet another victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 105.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 23.1 points and 4.3 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 14.3 points and 3.4 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Darren Collinson is dishing 5.4 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The Hornets are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings, the favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings in Indiana.
We've made a lot of money fading the Charlotte Hornets a lot this season, and I'll continue to fade this team now that there's nothing to play for. The Charlotte Hornets have given up defensively now that the playoffs are out of reach, and the Indiana Pacers are a fiesty club that hopes to keep their edge heading into the postseason. The Pacers also just beat the Hornets a few days ago on the road by six points. I'll take the Pacers and the reasonable chalk in this spot.