Charlotte Hornets (26-22) vs. Indiana Pacers (17-31)
January 26, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Pacers +2; Over/Under: -225.5
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The Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing 12 of their last 15 games.
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 114.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Miles Bridges is averaging 20.1 points and 3.5 assists, while LaMelo Ball is averaging 19 points and 7.3 rebounds. Terry Rozier is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is dishing 3.7 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 19 points and 4.9 assists, while Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 18.5 points and 5.1 rebounds. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Duarte is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Pacers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Wednesday games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Hornets last 8 road games. The under is 5-2 in Pacers last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hornets are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Indiana and 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets are as healthy as they’ve been in a while, and they’re a bouncy, athletic team that can get hot offensively. The Indiana Pacers aren’t playing a ton of defense during this losing stretch, and they’re allowing 47.7 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. The over has hit in 12 of the Pacers last 17 home games. Expect some fireworks. Give me the over.