At 7:30 ET, the Pacers (-238) will host the Pelicans (+192) in a non-conference matchup. The Pacers are favored by 6 points, and the over/under line is set at 239.5.

This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Pacers are currently 8th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 33-26. Meanwhile, the Pelicans are 5th in the West at 35-24.

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Indiana Pacers -6

This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 135-111 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 51.5% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can the Pelicans Grab a Win in Indianapolis?

Today, the Pelicans will look to extend their road winning streak to four games as they take on the Pacers. As the underdog, they are getting 6 points on the spread.

New Orleans’ O/U record for the season is 27-32, and the under has hit in three straight games. So far, 55 of their games have had lower O/U lines than today’s (239.5).

The Pelicans are 32-27 ATS this season, including a 16-14 record on the road. As the underdog, they have covered the spread in three straight games.

In their last game, the Pelicans beat the Knicks by a score of 115-92. The O/U line for that game was 214 points. New Orleans covered the spread as 6.5-point favorites.

With a record of 35-24, the Pelicans are currently 5th in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 24-18 and 11-6 against the East.

On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 116.1 points per game, which is 14th in the NBA. On the road, they are scoring 115.4 points per game.

When it comes to pace, the Pelicans are 19th in the league at 98 possessions per game.

So far this season, New Orleans has outscored the NBA scoring average in 50.8% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 9th in the league at 48%.

On defense, the Pelicans come into the game ranked 8th in the league in points allowed at 111.7 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 104 points per contest (9th). New Orleans’ defense is currently forcing 12.7 turnovers per game, which is 13th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 20th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.9 rejections per game.

Do the Pacers Have What it Takes at Home?

In Pacers games this season, the average over/under line has been 243.7, which is higher than today’s line of 239.5. Indiana has a record of 33-26 on the season and is 8th in the Eastern Conference.

Indiana has gone 31-26 against the spread this season, including a 16-14 record at home and 15-12 on the road. The Pacers have failed to cover the spread in their last two road games.

This season, Indiana has been favored in 28 of their 59 games and has a record of 17-11 in those games. As the favorite, they have gone 13-15 ATS with an average scoring margin of +6.9 points per game.

Indiana’s last game was a 130-122 loss to the Raptors. The O/U line for that game was 239.5, and the teams combined for 252 points. Indiana was favored by 5.5 points in that game.

The Pacers have a 33-26 O/U record for the season, and their games have averaged 246 points per game. Today’s O/U line is 239.5.

At home, the Pacers are the top-scoring team in the league, averaging 126.4 points per game. Overall, they are 1st in the NBA at 123.9 points per game. They have outscored the NBA scoring average in 71.2% of their games this season.

Indiana is also the top team in the league in field goal percentage, shooting 50% from the field. They are 2nd in true shooting percentage and 2nd in pace.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pacers are 6th in the league at 38%. They are 7th in three-pointers made per game but have attempted the 12th most threes overall.

At present, the Pacers’ defense is ranked 28th, allowing 122.1 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Pacers are causing 12.9 turnovers per game, ranking 18th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 9th in rejections, averaging 5.7 blocked shots each game.