Pacers vs. Hornets prediction, odds, pick and more – 11/19/21
The Pacers and Hornets will battle Friday as each team is still in the process of figuring itself out this season. Each of these squads have already experienced some ups and downs early this season. Charlotte will look to extend their four-game winning streak on Friday, while the Pacers will try to snap a two-game skid. The Hornets come in as slight favorites at home, where they are 5-2 this season (9-7 overall). The 6-10 Pacers are 2-8 on the road this season.
Here are the Pacers-Hornets odds for this Friday NBA matchup, courtesy of FanDuel.
NBA Odds: Pacers-Hornets Odds
Indiana Pacers +2 (-110)
Charlotte Hornets -2 (-110)
Over 214 points (-108)
Under 214 points (-112)
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Why The Pacers Can Cover The Spread
Indiana is 5-5 in their last 10 games after losing five of their first six games to start the season. Across those 10 games, the Pacers have a +1.3 net rating, which ranks 13th in the NBA. The Pacers battled some injury issues out of the gate as Malcolm Brogdon and Caris LeVert both missed some time, while TJ Warren is still trying to get back on the court from an extended absence. Rookie Chris Duarte has been a bright spot this season for Indiana, but he is listed as questionable (right shoulder soreness) for this one.
The Pacers are 13th in the Eastern Conference, but just 1.5 games out of the ninth seed and three games back of the fifth seed. Indiana will look to continue to find its form on Friday, and will have a good chance to cover and win in what is an evenly matched contest vs. the Hornets.
Why The Hornets Can Cover The Spread
The Hornets will look to make it five straight wins Friday vs. the Pacers. Before this streak, the Hornets had lost five of their last six. Charlotte also began the season on a three-game win streak. So they have been on some sort of streak seemingly all season. They will have a good chance to cover and win Friday as LaMelo Ball and Miles Bridges are good to go. This duo has been tough to slow down this season, with both players breaking out by putting up numbers and wins.
Charlotte ranks 11th in the NBA in offensive efficiency, scoring 108.8 points per 100 possessions. They have been tough to slow down for opposing defenses this season, as they play the fourth fastest pace in the league so far this season. The Hornets should be in good position to contend for a win and a cover on their home floor as the hotter team coming into play Friday.
Final Pacers-Hornets Prediction & Pick
Take the Hornets to win and cover the slim spread vs. the Pacers on Friday night.
FINAL PACERS-HORNETS PREDICTION & PICK: Hornets -2 (-110)