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Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets - 1/20/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Charlotte Hornets at Indiana Pacers
Date & Time Sunday January 20, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
The Line
The Line: Indiana Pacers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 219
TV Channel
FSCR, FSIN
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The Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Charlotte Hornets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 112.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 25.2 points and 5.7 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15.2 points and 5.6 rebounds. Malik Monk is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Williams is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost seven of their last nine road games.

The Indiana Pacers look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 19.3 points and 5.2 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.1 points and four rebounds. Domantas Sabonis is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last six home games.

The Hornets are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 38-17-1 ATS in their last 56 Sunday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hornets are 12-5-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings and the favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 9-1 in Pacers last 10 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Hornets last 4 overall.

The Charlotte Hornets have won three of the last four meetings against the Indiana Pacers, but these Pacers aren't the same as past years. The Indiana Pacers remain one the hottest teams in the league and are outscoring teams by an average of 8.7 points at home this season. How I feel about the Hornets has been well documented over the years, and with their defensive issues continuing in past games, that opinion doesn't change. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Pacers at home.  

Pick:
Indiana Pacers -7.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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