Written and authored by National Basketball Association Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball Betting news and notes. NBA Premium Predictions have been winning at a 70.2% rate and will continue through the 2016 NBA Finals in June 2016. The (26-26) Charlotte Hornets of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division will be in the “HOOSIER STATE” for a Conference matchup. Charlotte plays the (28-24) Indiana Pacers of the Eastern Conference Central in 2016 NBA action. The teams will play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tip-Off time is at 7:00 PM EST. The game is on Wednesday, February 9th, 2016. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Charlotte Hornets are playing some of their basketball this season. The return of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could be the reason. Indiana may want to make a few trades by the deadline. The Pacers must upgrade to compete in the East. The Opening Betting Line has Charlotte as a four-point Road Underdog Against The Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 200 for Wednesday’s game.
The Charlotte Hornets have won four of their last five basketball games straight up and are 3-2 ATS over the span of five games. The Hornets most recent victory came at the hands of Chicago at home. Head Coach Steve Clifford put the starters back in the contest after Chicago made a late run. Starting Point Guard Kimba Walker scored 30-points and Kidd-Gilchrist was also productive against the short-handed Bulls. Charlotte ranks fifteenth in the league scoring the basketball. Defensively the Hornets all opponents 101.0 points per contest. Charlotte expects Power Forward Al Jefferson to return to the lineup after the All-Star break. Walker leads the team in scoring and steals. Nicolas Batum dishes out a team-best 5.6 assists per game and Marvin Williams grabs a Hornets best 6.7 rebounds per contest. The addition of Kidd-Gilchrist and Jefferson provides other options. Cody Zeller and Spencer Hawes are also talented pos players, who can take bigs out on the perimeter.
The 2016 Indiana Pacers have won three of their last four. Wednesday night’s contest will be the Pacers last before the All-Star break. Indiana is second in the Division, nine and a half games behind Cleveland. Rumors around the league have the Pacers trying to bring Indianapolis native Jeff Teague back to “CIRCLE CITY” from Atlanta. Head Coach Frank Vogels is transforming his team after the loss of David West and Roy Hibbert. 2015 first round draft choice Myles Turner is seeing hi playing time increase. Indiana ranks ninth on offense and eighth on the defensive side of the basketball. Small Forward Paul George is the team leader in scoring, rebounds, and steals. Monta Ellis is the team’s top assist man. Indiana should get back into the postseason after missing out last year.
Charlotte is 4-1-1 Against The Point Spread the last six between the teams.
The Betting Odds Over The Total Are 4-1 Indiana last Five overall.
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