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Pacers vs. Hornets odds, line, spread: 2021 NBA picks, Dec. 29 prediction from proven computer model

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon scored 28 points against the Charlotte Hornets when the two teams faced each other to start the season. He might not be on the floor for Indiana on Wednesday when they meet again, as he is listed as questionable with an achilles injury that has kept him out of his team’s last two games. The Hornets will be without one of their key players as well, after Miles Bridges was placed into the NBAs health and safety protocols the day after Christmas.

Indiana is favored by three points in the latest Pacers vs. Hornets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 227. Before entering any Hornets vs. Pacers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 11 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 48-24 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Pacers vs. Hornets. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Pacers vs. Hornets:

  • Pacers vs. Hornets spread: Pacers -3
  • Pacers vs. Hornets over-under: 227 points

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What you need to know about the Pacers

The Pacers came up short against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, 113-105. Shooting guard Caris LeVert had a strong showing in the losing effort, finishing with 27 points and nine assists. All five of the Pacers starters scored in double-figures, highlighted by top performances from Domantas Sabonis (14 points, 16 rebounds) and Myles Turner (19 points, two blocks). Sabonis has averaged a double-double this season with 18 points and 11.7 rebounds per game.

Indiana is going to need LeVert to tighten up his game, as he has struggled with his efficiency despite putting up respectable point totals recently. Over his last three games, LeVert has shot just 38 percent from the field, and with Brogdon and T.J. McConnell (wrist) likely out, ball handling duties will continue to be spread around the Pacers backcourt. The Pacers have been one of the league’s bottom 3-point shooting sides and have made just 32.3 percent of their attempts this season, but they have also made 54.8 percent of their two-point attempts, which is third-best in the NBA.

What you need to know about the Hornets

The Hornets won their matchup against the Houston Rockets on Monday by a decisive 123-99 score. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Charlotte had established a 96-70 advantage. Charlotte’s shooting guard Terry Rozier was one of the most active players for the team, and went 7-for-12 from downtown as part of a 27-point outing with five assists.

With Bridges out, Gordon Hayward moved back into a more traditional power forward role with Mason Plumlee at center. Since scoring 41 points against the Spurs on Dec.15, Hayward has struggled. He missed the team’s game against Utah (back) on Dec. 20, and in the four games sandwiching that missed start, he’s averaged just 7.8 points and three rebounds. Charlotte hopes he finds some answers against Indiana, who he has scored a combined 52 points against in two previous games this year.

How to make Pacers vs. Hornets picks

The model has simulated Pacers vs. Hornets 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

Who wins Pacers vs. Hornets? And which side of the spread is a must-back? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out

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