Indiana Pacers (11-6) at Charlotte Hornets (8-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -3 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Indiana Pacers pay a visit to the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center on Wednesday night.
The Indiana Pacers have won four of their last seven games and they will be gunning for a fourth straight victory after beating the Jazz in a 121-94 home win on Monday. Bojan Bogdanovic led the team with 21 points on nine of 14 shooting, Domantas Sabonis and Aaron Holiday each scored 19 points while Myles Turner chipped in with 12 points and four assists. As a team, the Pacers shot 52 percent from the field but the difference was their season-high 35 assists as they all picked up the slack in the absence of their leading scorer in Victor Oladipo who was sidelined with a knee injury.
Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets continue to hover around the .500 mark but they will be feeling pretty good after upsetting the highly touted Celtics in a 117-112 home win on Monday. Kemba Walker followed up his 60-point performance on Saturday with a game-high 43 points on 14 of 25 shooting, Jeremy Lamb added 18 points while Willie Hernangomez chipped in with 14 points off the bench. As a team, the Hornets shot 48 percent from the field and 15 of 41 from the three-point line as they rallied from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to escape with the unlikely win to improve to 8-8 overall and 5-3 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pacers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a win and 24-10 ATS in their last 34 against the Eastern Conference. The Hornets are 0-7 ATS in their last seven home games against a team with a winning road record and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games against a team above .600.
Head to head, the home team is 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings, the Pacers are 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings in Charlotte and 5-11-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings overall.
The Hornets have been hit and miss all season but they’re coming into this game fresh off a comeback win over the Celtics thanks to Walker who has exploded for 103 points in his last two games. The Pacers have been the team in better form but they could again be without Oladipo who is listed as questionable for Wednesday. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Pacers come away with the upset here, but the Hornets have come to life in the last two games and should be good enough to take advantage of the shorthanded Pacers here.