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How the public is betting Hornets vs. Pacers in NBA play-in tournament

The Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers battle for a chance at the 8-seed in the Eastern Conference on Tuesday. We go over how the public is betting the game.

Will Indiana cover the spread against Charlotte?

The No. 9 seed Indiana Pacers host the No. 10 seed Charlotte Hornets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. ET in the opener of the NBA play-in tournament. The winner of this game will go on to face the loser of Celtics-Wizards to see who will be the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, facing the No. 1 seed Philadelphia 76ers in the first round.

Note: Caris LeVert (health protocols) is not expected to play for the Pacers, per Shams Charania.

Hornets vs. Pacers betting splits

Below is a look at the betting splits among bettors at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

The Pacers are three-point favorites, and that’s where the majority of bettors are going on the spread. Indiana is receiving 67% of the bets to along with 63% of the handle. Let’s go with the public on this one. Even with some health issues recently, the Pacers are 6-1 against the spread, and we’ll look for them to continue that trend.

Point Total

Oddsmakers set the total at 229 points, and most bettors are going toward the over. Of the point total bets, the over is getting 60% of the handle and 58% of bets. Indiana ranks second in the NBA in possessions per game, which is why we’re siding with the public. The Pacers have hit the over in 10 of their last 13 games prior to Tuesday night.


The Pacers are -143 favorites to earn an outright win, while the Hornets have +123 to pull off the slight upset. Bettors are going with Indiana with 67% of the handle and 58% of bets. It’s highly likely the Pacers will pull off the win on Tuesday night, and there is not enough of a payout to choose Charlotte to get it done. Indiana is the play here, so we’ll continue to ride with the public.

CHA-IND Betting Splits

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
CHA Hornets +1.5 35% 27% Over 226.5 41% 49% +102 60% 50%
IND Pacers -1.5 65% 73% Under 226.5 59% 51% -121 40% 50%

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