Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers – NBA Playoff Picks and Predictions – May 18, 2021
NBA Playoffs Play-In Tournament Picks and Predictions on the Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers game for Tuesday, May 18th.
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2021 NBA Play-In Tournament tips off this Tuesday, May 18th and I’m ready to fill your pockets and my pockets with cash following the information behind this Free NBA Pick in the Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers game followed up by our Premium Pick being released in the Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics matchup.
Let’s get started on this Hornets vs Pacers game that starts at 6:40pm et at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Also, it’s a coincidence that this Play-In game goes the same day that Penn National launches the Barstool Sportsbook mobile apps in Indiana, so if you’re in Indiana, then take advantage of the risk free bets they’ll be offering and use it on these picks. Their sportsbook NBA odds have the Pacers listed as -3 point favorites and the over/under at 228 total points. These teams faced each other three times total this 2021 NBA Season and in all three of them, Charlotte was the underdogs, but ended winning two of the three matchups outright.
Indiana comes into this game with the sixth best offense in the league that scores an average of 115.3 points per game, while Charlotte comes in ranked 23rd, putting up average of 109.5 points per game.
The Hornets have lost their last five games in a row and squeaked into that last last playoff seed in the Eastern Conference at 33-39 overall. With Gordon Hayward out for the season due to his footer injury, Terry Rozier was playing great basketball until his last 3 games where he’s shooting a miserable 32% from the field. He’s due for a good performance, so keep your eye balls on him for value behind a prop bet.
On the other side, we have the Pacers who were injury riddled all season long, but they were able to finished the regular season at 34-38 and make it into this play-in tournament. It’s going to be a very slim chance that they’ll make it past any other team in this playoffs besides the Hornets. With Myles Turner out for the season, Sabonis and LeVert’s defense will be the key if they want any shot at moving onto the next round. Brogdon has been out for the past two weeks due to his hamstring injury, but he’s been listed as a game-time decision and I’ll think we’ll see him in this matchup even if his minutes are limited.
Charlotte is 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 games on the road and the total has gone under in 10 of the Hornets last 10 games when playing on the road against Indiana.
Indiana is 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 games and the total has gone over in 7 of the Pacers last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
Hornets vs Pacers Prediction
In this Hornets vs Pacers Tuesday Night Play-In Tournament game, we’re rolling with the Pacers First Half -1.5 and laying that -110 price.
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