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Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers

February 4, 2024

The Indiana Pacers will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to face the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center with the game scheduled to start at 6:00 PM ET on Sunday evening and will air on Bally Sports Charlotte and Bally Sports Indiana.

The Pacers have been an offensive juggernaut this season and lead the NBA in scoring with an average of 124.1 points per game which has been one of the main reasons for their success this season as they are in 6th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 27-23, however, Indiana is on a three-game losing streak following Friday’s 122-133 loss at home against the Sacramento Kings. Tyrese Haliburton will once again be a game-time decision with a hamstring injury, however, he has played in the last three games for the Pacers and has played a pivotal role in the success Indiana has had offensively as he leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 22.8 points and 12 assists per game and leads the NBA in assists per game this season. However, if the Pacers are going to be a true contender in the Eastern Conference they are going to have to address their defensive play as they are allowing the 3rd most points per game in the league with an average of 122.64 points allowed per game. The Indiana Pacers will look to end their three-game losing streak when they travel to face the Charlotte Hornets.

The Charlotte Hornets have been one of the worst teams offensively and defensively this season as they are averaging the 3rd fewest points per game with an average of 108.59 points per game while allowing the 6th most with an average of 122.64 points per game which has led to Charlotte having the 3rd worst record in the Eastern Conference at 10-37 and are on a six-game losing streak following Friday’s 106-126 loss on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Hornets will also be without two of their best players as LaMelo Ball is out with an ankle injury and Kyle Lowry is out for personal reasons. The Charlotte Hornets will look to end their six-game losing streak when they host the Indiana Pacers on Sunday evening.

BookMaker has the Indiana Pacers listed as 9-point favorites on the road against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday evening. Charlotte has won six of the last ten including two of the previous three meetings. The Hornets are 6-3-1 ATS in the last ten and have covered the spread in two of the last three games in the series. The Indiana Pacers are 27-21-3 ATS overall, 12-10-1 ATS on the road, and 10-9-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Charlotte Hornets are 16-31 ATS overall, 8-15 ATS at home, and 16-27 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Charlotte is one of the worst teams in the NBA even when the team is fully healthy and now that Kyle Lowry and LaMelo Ball have been injured they have lost by an average of 18.8 points per game over the last three games. The Hornets have also been one of the worst teams at covering the spread in the NBA this season with a record of 16-31 ATS overall and are 8-15 ATS at home. Lay the points with the Indiana Pacers when they travel to face the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Indiana Pacers -9