Indiana Pacers (11-7) at Charlotte Hornets (7-11)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +4 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Indiana Pacers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 113.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 22.8 points and 4.3 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 20.4 points and 5.8 assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 107.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 23.6 points and 5.2 rebounds while Terry Rozier is averaging 18.9 points and 2.9 assists. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is dishing 2.9 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Pacers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The over is 4-1-1 in Pacers last 6 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Hornets last 6 overall. The Pacers are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Charlotte and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings in Charlotte.
The Indiana Pacers just beat the Hornets on Wednesday by 10 points and have won six of the last seven meetings comfortably against them. The Charlotte Hornets are a young team that will continue to go through growing pains, and right now they're losing their last five games by an average of 6.4 points. I'd need more free buckets to consider the Hornets in this spot. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Pacers.