The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday at the Spectrum Center. Indiana ended last season second in the Central Division at 34-38, while the Hornets finished fourth in the Southeast Division at 33-39. The Pacers have dominated this series in recent years, winning seven of their last 10 meetings against Charlotte.
However, the Hornets won two of the three regular season meetings between the teams last season. Charlotte is favored by one point in the latest Hornets vs. Pacers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 224. Before entering any Pacers vs. Hornets picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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- Pacers vs. Hornets spread: Hornets -1
- Pacers vs. Hornets over-under: 224 points
What you need to know about the Pacers
The Pacers missed the playoffs for the first time in six seasons last year. Nate Bjorkgren was fired and Rick Carlisle will begin his second head coaching tenure with Indiana. He was 181-147 as the Pacers' coach from 2003 to 2007.
Malcolm Brogdon (shoulder) is probable for Wednesday's game. Jeremy Lamb (wrist) and Justin Holiday (ankle) are listed as questionable. Caris Levert (back) will miss at least the first four games of the season. T.J. Warren (foot) does not have a timetable for his return.
What you need to know about the Hornets
The Hornets have not made the playoffs in the last five years. LaMelo Ball will attempt to lead Charlotte back to the postseason after he won 2020-21 NBA Rookie of the Year honors. He averaged 15.7 points, 6.1 and 5.9 rebounds per game. Terry Rozier averaged a career-high 20.4 points per game last season.
Rozier (ankle) and Miles Bridges (knee) are listed as probable for Wednesday's game. Gordon Hayward (health and safety protocols) is expected to be available. Rookie James Bouknight averaged 15.8 points per game in four preseason outings.
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