The Pacers will travel to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans in a non-conference matchup. The Pelicans are currently favored by 5.5 points, with the over/under line set at 238.5.

This game is scheduled to tip off at 8:00 ET and will be televised on WVUE. The Pacers come into this game with a record of 34-26, which has them in 7th place in the Eastern Conference. The Pelicans, who are 35-25, are currently 6th in the Western Conference.


The Pick: Indiana Pacers +5.5

This game will be played at Smoothie King Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, March 1st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 136-133 in favor of the Pacers.
  • Our projections have Tyrese Haliburton finishing with Tyrese Haliburton points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.0% and knocking down 13 threes.

Will the Pacers Win on the Road?

Indiana has an O/U record of 33-27 this season, and 45 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 238.5. On average, their games have seen 245.9 points scored.

The Pacers’ ATS record for the season is 32-26, and they have covered the spread in two straight road games. On the road, their ATS record is 15-12.

Indiana’s last game against the Pelicans finished with a combined score of 237 points, going under the O/U line of 239.5. The Pacers won the game by a score of 123-114, covering the spread as 4-point favorites.

Overall, Indiana is 34-26 this season and is currently 7th in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 25-15 and 10-2 against their division.

As underdogs this season, the Pacers are 16-15 and 18-11 ATS. Today, they are 5.5-point underdogs on the road.

Indiana is the top-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 123.9 points per game. They have scored 121.2 points per game on the road this season.

When it comes to pace, the Pacers are 2nd in the league at 101.8 possessions per game.

Indiana leads the NBA in field goal percentage at 50%. They are also 1st in two-point shooting at 58% but have attempted the 8th most two-pointers per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 122.0 points per contest. So far this season, the Pacers’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 2nd in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 26.2 times per game vs. Indiana.

Does New Orleans Have What it Takes at Home?

In Pelicans games this season, the average over/under line is 229.8, which is lower than today’s line of 238.5. Overall, New Orleans has gone 27-33 on the O/U this season, and the under has hit in their last four games.

The Pelicans are 17-13 against the spread at home this season, and they have failed to cover in their last two games at home. Today, they are favored by 5.5 points and have a 32-28 ATS record for the season.

Going into today’s game, the Pelicans are 6th in the Western Conference with a record of 35-25. In the Southwest Division, they are in 1st place.

New Orleans’ last game was also against the Pacers, and they lost by a score of 123-114. The O/U line for that game was 239.5, and the Pelicans were 4-point underdogs.

At home, the Pelicans are averaging 116.8 points per game, which is 14th in the league. Overall, they are 14th in scoring at 116 points per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 50% of their games.

When it comes to pace, the Pelicans are 19th in the NBA with 98 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 9th at 48%. From beyond the arc, they are 9th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.

So far, the Pelicans have made an average of 12.2 three-pointers per game, which is 19th in the NBA. In terms of assists, they are 12th at 27 per game.

Currently, the Pelicans’ defense holds the 8th rank in the NBA, allowing 111.9 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pelicans defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.4% while allowing 34.6% from downtown.