The Indiana Pacers have won three of their last four games behind its high-scoring offense.. The Pacers are coming off a big road win - 125-111 over the New York Knicks - can they cover a double-digit spread on the road Monday night in Charlotte?
The Hornets snapped a 10-game losing streak on Saturday, defeating Memphis, 115-106. Are they worth an investment as a big home underdog? Here’s the betting preview for Monday with a best bet.
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Pacers vs. Hornets odds, spread and total
Pacers vs. Hornets how to watch
- Date: Monday, Feb. 12
- Game time: 7 p.m. EST
- Venue: Spectrum Center
- How to watch (TV): Bally Sports
- Pacers record: 30-24
- Hornets record: 11-41
Pacers vs. Hornets injury report
- Tyrese Haliburton (hamstring): questionable
- Jalen Smith (back): out
- No injuries to report
Pacers vs. Hornets key players to watch
Pascal Siakam: The Pacers lost their first three games with Siakam on the floor after trading for the Toronto Raptors standout in January. Siakam has helped lead Indiana to a 6-4 record over its last 10 games and was the Pacers’ leading scorer in three of the last four contests. Siakam has shot over 54% from the field in five consecutive games and is averaging 21.5 points per game this month.
Miles Brides: The former 12th overall pick stayed put at the trade deadline despite his name being floated around in several rumors. Brides is averaging 25 points per game in February and is averaging 30.5 points over the last four games. Brides turned in 25 points, six rebounds and five assists in Saturday’s win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Pacers vs. Hornets prediction and pick
Indiana has been great on the road this season, going 14-10-1 ATS, but Charlotte - led by Brides and Brandon Miller - have turned around its season from an ATS standpoint. The Hornets have covered in three of their last four games. Still, Indiana has the offense to pull away from teams, going 5-2 ATS as a road favorite this year and 15-8 overall against teams with a losing record.
Instead of laying double digits on the road, put your trust in the Indiana offense. The Pacers own the No. 1 scoring offense in the NBA and have averaged 120.2 points over the last four games. Indiana, which is also No. 1 in scoring offense on the road this season, will face a Charlotte defense that is last in the NBA in defensive rating and 25th in scoring defense at home.
The Pacers, especially if Haliburton can suit up from the hamstring injury, should get whatever they want on the offensive end against a Hornets’ defense that is No. 29 in the NBA in opponent’s field goal percentage.
Game odds update periodically and are subject to change.