Pacers Game Tonight: Pacers vs Hornets Odds, Injury Report, and Predictions for Dec. 29

Indiana Pacers, Charlotte Hornets - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Despite coming off an electric win at home, the Indiana Pacers failed to carry much positive momentum on the road, falling to the Chicago Bulls as the latter spanked them in a wire-to-wire victory, pushing the Blue ang Gold further down the drain with a 14-20 record.

The Pacers, however, should be determined to end 2021 with a bang, and they will have a chance to nab their 15th win of the season as they play hosts to the Charlotte Hornets, which have a winning record through 35 games, for their penultimate game of the calendar year before a tough schedule kicks in to begin 2022.

On the season, the Pacers are 11-7 at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse and 8-15 against the East while the Hornets are 9-13 on the road and 10-8 against conference foes. Indiana ranks 12th in offensive rating and 18th in defensive rating while Charlotte sits at second and 30th, respectively, on the same departments.

14-20. Pacers -3.0. 7 PM ET. Bally Sports Indiana. Wednesday, Dec 29. 170. 100. 18-17

Pacers vs Hornets Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick

The latest odds from WynnBET (sign up with this link) have the Pacers as -3.0 favorites at home against the visiting Hornets. Indiana stands as a -155 moneyline favorite while Charlotte is currently a +127 moneyline underdog.

The over/under for this contest has been set at 227.0, by far the highest mark for any Pacers game this season. A shootout is anticipated by the oddsmakers.

Projected Pacers Starting Lineup Tonight

SF: Justin Holiday

PF: Domantas Sabonis

C:   Myles Turner

SG: Chris Duarte

PG: Caris LeVert

Pacers Injury Report

Malcolm Brogdon, who missed the last two games with a sore Achilles, will be a game time decision. TJ McConnell (wrist) and TJ Warren (left foot) remain sidelined for this game.

Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction

The Pacers usually struggle against up-tempo teams, as their showing against Houston has fortified. As a result, the Hornets will surely emphasize doubling down on their already-breakneck pace, especially against Indiana’s outdated opening group.

The best way to beat Charlotte is to engage and trump them in a shootout, as they are the worst defensive team in the league. If Indiana cannot keep up, which is certainly a big possibility sans Brogdon, and they cannot exploit the Hornets inside, then chalk this up as a close win on the Hornets’ favor, unfortunately.

Pacers 117, Hornets 122

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What channel is the Indiana Pacers game on?

Wednesday’s contest will air on Bally Sports Indiana (Indianapolis) and Bally Sports Southeast (Charlotte) and will tip off at 7 PM ET.

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Pacers Next Game and Schedule

For their final game of the calendar year, Indiana will host Chicago for their third meeting this season. The Pacers then kick off 2022 on the road to tussle with Cleveland and New York before returning at the Fieldhouse for a showdown against Brooklyn on the second night of a back-to-back.

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Dec. 31 vs Chicago

Jan. 02 @ Cleveland

Jan. 04 @ New York

Jan. 05 vs Brooklyn