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Play-in tournament: Charlotte Hornets at Indiana Pacers odds, picks and prediction

Apr 2, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert (22) passes the ball away from Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte' Graham (4) in the second quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Hornets (33-39) and Indiana Pacers (34-38) face each other in an Eastern Conference play-in game Tuesday at Bankers Life Field House in Indianapolis. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Hornets vs. Pacers odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.

The Hornets really struggled down the stretch, losing each of their final five regular-season games while going 2-3 against the spread (ATS) during the span. They did cover in their season finale at the Washington Wizards, but haven’t covered in consecutive games since April 23-25.

The Pacers roughed up the Toronto Raptors in Tampa, Fla., in the season finale 125-113, and they have won three of the past five. In addition, Indiana is an impressive 6-0-1 ATS across the past seven while hitting the Over in each of the previous three.

Hornets at Pacers: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 4:30 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Hornets +125 (bet $100 to win $125) | Pacers -150 (bet $150 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Hornets +3 (-110) | Pacers -3 (-110)
  • Over/Under: 227.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Hornets at Pacers: Key injuries

Hornets

  • SF Gordon Hayward (foot) out
  • SF Cody Martin (ankle) out

Pacers

  • PG Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) questionable
  • PG Aaron Holiday (toe) questionable
  • SG Jeremy Lamb (knee) out
  • SG Caris LeVert (health and safety protocols) out
  • PF Domantas Sabonis (quadriceps) questionable
  • PG Edmond Sumner (knee) questionable
  • C Myles Turner (toe) out
  • SF T.J. Warren (foot) out

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Hornets at Pacers: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Prediction

Pacers 116, Hornets 109

Money line (ML)

The PACERS (-150) aren’t too terribly expensive if you just want to play them straight up in this play-in game and not fiddle with the points. However, you’ll obviously pay a little more, and laying 3 points isn’t that big of a deal against the ice-cold Hornets.

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Against the spread (ATS)

The PACERS -3 (-110) have been cover kings lately, going 6-0-1 ATS across the past seven, while the Hornets limp in with five consecutive losses. Back the Pacers to advance.

Over/Under (O/U)

UNDER 227.5 (-110) is lean here, ever so slightly. The Under is 21-5 in the past 26 meetings in Indianapolis, and 3-0-1 in the past four meetings in this series. The Under is also 12-5 across the past 17 on the road for the Hornets. While that’s all and good, the Over has dominated for Indiana lately. However, the Under is 3-0-1 in the past four for the Pacers against sub-.500 teams.

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