Pacers vs Hornets Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/20

Pacers vs Hornets Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/20

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Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Indianapolis, IN; Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. EST

Spread: IND -10.5
Over/Under: 248.5

Introduction

The Charlotte Hornets (7-18) face the Indiana Pacers (13-12) at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. EST. This preview delves into team statistics, player performances, recent matchups, and a final prediction.

 

Team Analysis

Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets, currently 13th in the Eastern Conference, struggle with a 7-18 record. The team looks to break their road losing streak against the Pacers.

Player Spotlight: L. Ball

Lamelo Ball leads the Hornets with 24.7 points per game and a remarkable 85.7% field goal percentage. Despite individual efforts, the Hornets have faced challenges in recent games.

 

Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers, eighth in the Eastern Conference with a 13-12 record, aim to capitalize on their home advantage. Key player Myles Turner is listed as questionable for the game.

Player Spotlight: T. Haliburton

Tyrese Haliburton leads the Pacers with 24.9 points per game and an impressive 50.7% field goal percentage. The Pacers look to bounce back from recent losses and secure a victory at home.

 

Injuries

Myles Turner is listed as questionable for the Pacers, while both teams have no other major injuries to report.

 

Recent Performances

The Hornets enter the game on a five-game losing streak, with recent defeats against Toronto, Philadelphia, and New Orleans. The Pacers, coming off a loss to the Clippers, seek redemption and aim to return to winning ways.

Prediction

Expect the Indiana Pacers to secure a convincing win and cover the -10.5 points spread against the struggling Charlotte Hornets. The Pacers, with Tyrese Haliburton leading the charge, have the advantage in both individual performances and team dynamics.

The Hornets' recent struggles, combined with the Pacers' determination to perform well at home, make the prediction favoring the Pacers to win and cover the spread a strong choice.

 

Pick: Indiana Pacers to Win and Cover the -10.5 Points Spread

 

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