Jack's Free Pick Wednesday!
Indiana vs. Charlotte,
02/22/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 102 - 88
Point Spread: -5½/-101 Indiana
I'll gladly fade the worst team in the league tonight in the Charlotte Bobcats while backing one of the most underrated squads in the Indiana Pacers. Indiana (20-12) is back on track with three straight wins and I look for them to make it four in a row tonight in blowout fashion.
Charlotte is clearly the worst team in the NBA with a 4-27 record on the season. They are losing by an average of 14.3 points/game this season. Home court hasn't been an advantage at all for the Bobcats, where they are 2-11 and getting outscored by 11.8 points/game.
This has been a very one-sided series to say the least. Indiana has won eight straight meetings with Charlotte, and the last few haven't even been close. The Pacers have won each of their last three meetings with the Bobcats by 22 or more points, with two coming this season by finals of 108-73 and 99-77.
The Bobcats are 4-13-2 ATS in their last 19 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5. The Pacers are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings with Charlotte. The Bobcats are 4-15 ATS revenging a loss vs opponent this season. Bet Indiana Wednesday.