The Pacers (-443) head into Charlotte (-338) as 9.5-point favorites. The Hornets have lost six straight games and are 13th in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers have dropped three in a row and are 6th in the East.

This Eastern Conference matchup will take place at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 ET. The Hornets (+338) are 10-37 this season, while the Pacers (-443) are 27-23.

INDIANA PACERS VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charlotte Hornets +9.5

This game will be played at Spectrum Center at 6:00 ET on Sunday, February 4th.

WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-108 in favor of the Pacers.
  • Our projections have Tyrese Haliburton finishing with Tyrese Haliburton points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.9% and knocking down 15 threes.

Are the Pacers Ready for a Win at Charlotte?

Indiana is looking to snap a three-game losing streak today against the Hornets. In their last game, they lost to the Kings by a score of 133-122. The O/U line for that game was 248.5 points.

On the season, the Pacers have an O/U record of 30-20, and their games have averaged 247.2 points per game. Today's O/U line is set at 239.5 points.

Indiana is 27-23 on the season and is currently 6th in the Eastern Conference. Against the spread, they are 27-21 overall and have gone 13-10 ATS on the road.

As the favorite, the Pacers have a record of 12-8 and are 10-10 ATS in those games. Their average scoring margin as the favorite is +9.2 PPG. Overall, they have been favored in 20 of their 50 games.

For the season, Indiana has a scoring differential of -3.2 PPG on the road. Their ATS record on the road is 13-10 compared to 14-11 ATS at home.

When it comes to scoring, the Pacers have been the best team in the league this season, averaging 124.4 points per game. However, they have been even better on the road, where they are averaging 121.9 points per game.

Indiana's offense has been extremely efficient this season, as they lead the league in field goal percentage at 50%. Overall, they are shooting 57% from the field, which is 3rd in the NBA.

So far this season, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 72% of their games. In terms of pace, Indiana is 2nd in the league at 101.9 possessions per game.

At this time, the Pacers' defense is positioned 28th in the NBA, permitting 122.8 points per game. The Indiana defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Indiana.

Will the Hornets Pull Through as the Home Underdog?

Today, the Hornets will look to snap their six-game losing streak as they host the Pacers. In their most recent game, they lost to the Thunder by a score of 126-106.

Charlotte's O/U record for the season is 25-22, and their games have averaged 228.9 points per game. The O/U line for their last game was 225.5 points.

This season, the Hornets are 8-35 as underdogs and have gone 15-26 ATS as the underdog. Today, they are getting 9.5 points and are 15-30 ATS overall.

On the season, the average O/U line for Hornets games is 228.1 points. In their last two games, the final score has gone over the O/U line.

In the Eastern Conference, the Hornets are in 13th place with a record of 10-37. Against other teams in the East, they are 7-22 and 3-15 against non-conference opponents.

The Hornets' offense has struggled this season, ranking 28th in scoring at 108.5 points per game. At home, they are averaging 108.1 points per game.

So far, the Hornets have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 36.2% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 22nd in the league at 98 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Hornets are 28th in field goal percentage at 45%. They are also last in the NBA in free throw attempts and makes.

Coming into the game, the Hornets' defense is giving up an average of 120.4 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 61.7% of their games. For the season, Charlotte is ranked 15th in fewest fouls per game. Team's are averaging 23.2 free-throws per game vs. the Hornets and have an overall field goal percentage of 50.6%.