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How to watch Pacers vs. Hornets: NBA live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds

Who’s Playing

Charlotte @ Indiana

Current Records: Charlotte 24-23; Indiana 21-25

What to Know

The Indiana Pacers and the Charlotte Hornets are even-steven against one another since February of 2016 (10-10), but not for long. Indiana will play host again and welcome the Hornets to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET Friday. Neither Indiana nor Charlotte could muster much offensive firepower in their last games, so look to the defense to decide this one.

Indiana was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap on Wednesday as they fell 92-87 to the Miami Heat. Center Myles Turner (15 points), small forward Doug McDermott (14 points), and shooting guard Caris LeVert (14 points) were the top scorers for Indiana. Myles Turner has also now had at least three blocks in his past six games.

Meanwhile, things couldn’t have gone much worse for the Hornets as they lost 111-89 to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday. Charlotte was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 68-48. One thing holding Charlotte back was the mediocre play of power forward P.J. Washington, who did not have his best game: he played for 26 minutes but put up just eight points on 3-for-11 shooting.

Indiana is the favorite in this one, with an expected 4-point margin of victory. Their home court has been no bettor’s paradise, though, as they’ve failed to beat the spread in 15 of their 21 home games.

The losses put Indiana at 21-25 and Charlotte at 24-23. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Pacers come into the contest boasting the fourth most steals per game in the league at 8.57. Less enviably, the Hornets have allowed their opponents an average of 8.3 steals per game, the fifth most in the league. In other words, they will need to work extra hard to take care of the ball.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse — Indianapolis, Indiana
  • TV: Bally Sports Midwest – Indiana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Pacers are a 4-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Indiana and Charlotte both have ten wins in their last 20 games.

  • Jan 29, 2021 – Charlotte 108 vs. Indiana 105
  • Jan 27, 2021 – Indiana 116 vs. Charlotte 106
  • Feb 25, 2020 – Indiana 119 vs. Charlotte 80
  • Jan 06, 2020 – Indiana 115 vs. Charlotte 104
  • Dec 15, 2019 – Indiana 107 vs. Charlotte 85
  • Nov 05, 2019 – Charlotte 122 vs. Indiana 120
  • Feb 11, 2019 – Indiana 99 vs. Charlotte 90
  • Jan 20, 2019 – Indiana 120 vs. Charlotte 95
  • Nov 21, 2018 – Charlotte 127 vs. Indiana 109
  • Apr 10, 2018 – Charlotte 119 vs. Indiana 93
  • Apr 08, 2018 – Indiana 123 vs. Charlotte 117
  • Feb 02, 2018 – Charlotte 133 vs. Indiana 126
  • Jan 29, 2018 – Indiana 105 vs. Charlotte 96
  • Mar 15, 2017 – Indiana 98 vs. Charlotte 77
  • Mar 06, 2017 – Charlotte 100 vs. Indiana 88
  • Dec 12, 2016 – Indiana 110 vs. Charlotte 94
  • Nov 07, 2016 – Charlotte 122 vs. Indiana 100
  • Mar 04, 2016 – Charlotte 108 vs. Indiana 101
  • Feb 26, 2016 – Charlotte 96 vs. Indiana 95
  • Feb 10, 2016 – Charlotte 117 vs. Indiana 95



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