Indiana vs. Charlotte, 02/02/2018 19:00 EDT, Score: 126 - 133

Point Spread: -3/-110 Charlotte

Sportsbook: Bodog

Result: Win

The Pacers are coming off a 3-0 homestand that included a 105-96 victory over the Hornets on Monday night but despite of that momentum, this is a bad spot for them according to my reference power rankings and system vs system matchup projections. The home team also has the  added edge factored in for Coach Nate McMillan  not being behind the bench tonight for the Pacers because of  personal reasons.  The Hornets also have motivation on their side as they look to get revenge for a earlier loss to the Pacers this season. Actually in that loss the Hornets looked like the better team, when they pushed Dwight Howard to the front of their offensive attack and focused on him getting the ball. They floundered in the second half however, when they got away from that game plan and lost . But now tonight with the Pacers weaknesses exposed look for Howard once again be a focal and point and eventual catalyst in what I am betting will be  a Hornets win and cover .

Pacers are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Charlotte.Home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

 NBA Road teams vs. the money line (INDIANA) - hot shooting team - 2 straight games making 50% or more  of their shots against opponent after 2 straight games - allowing a shooting pct. of 50% or higher 9-20 SU for go against 69% conversion rate for bettors over the last 5 seasons winning by an average of 4.4 ppg .

NBA Favorites vs. the money line (CHARLOTTE) - off a win by 10 points or more over a division rival against opponent off a home win are 60-18 SU L/5 seasons for a 77% conversion rate with the average margin of victory coming by 7.1 ppg.

Play on Charlotte to cover

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