New Orleans vs Indiana Pacers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA New Orleans vs Indiana Pacers Prediction 2/28/2024

The New Orleans Pelicans (35-24) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (33-26) on Wednesday, February 28th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on ESPN. The Pelicans are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pacers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Knicks. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Pelicans vs Pacers

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The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win

The Pelicans’ most recent matchup against the Knicks saw Trey Murphy III lead the Pelicans with 26 points while shooting 9/14 from the field. Brandon Ingram also added 24 points as the Pelicans won the game by a score of 115-92.

Coming into their matchup with the Pacers, the Pelicans are 35-24 overall and are 1-2 in their last three games. They are currently in 5th place in the Western Conference and are leading the Southwest Division.

New Orleans comes in with an overall ATS record of 32-27 so far this season. When playing on the road, the Pelicans hold an ATS record of 16-14 in contrast to a 16-13 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Raptors, Bennedict Mathurin was the top scorer for the Pacers’ offense, scoring 34 points and shooting 11/15 from the field. Pascal Siakam added 27 points, but unfortunately, Indiana was defeated in the game with a score of 130-122.

As they prepare to face the Pelicans, the Pacers are hoping to add to their winning record of 33-26. When playing away from home, the Pacers are 14-14 this season while going 19-12 at home.

Indiana has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 31-26 against the spread. Indiana has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 15-12 ATS on the road compared to 16-14 at home.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

Through 59 games the Pelicans are averaging 116.1 points per contest, placing them 14th in the NBA.

The Pelicans are 14th in the league in scoring at 116.1 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 115.4 points per game.

Coming into the game, the Pelicans have outscored the NBA scoring average in 50.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 19th in the league at 98 possessions per game.

New Orleans is 9th in the league in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 12th in true shooting percentage. In terms of their three-point shooting, they are 9th in three-point percentage but just 23rd in three-point attempts.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

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Today, the Pacers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 123.9 points per game (1st).

When it comes to scoring, the Pacers are the top team in the league, averaging 123.9 points per game. At home, they are even better, putting up 126.4 points per contest.

Indiana’s success on offense can be attributed to their ability to get to the rim. They lead the NBA in two-point field goal percentage at 58% and are also first in field goal percentage overall.

So far this season, the Pacers have been able to outscore the NBA scoring average in 71.2% of their games. In terms of pace, Indiana is second in the league at 101.8 possessions per game.

Pelicans Team Defense

In the current season, the Pelicans defense has excelled, sitting 8th in the NBA by allowing 111.7 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Pelicans are causing 12.7 turnovers per game, ranking 13th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 20th in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.

Pacers Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Pacers is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 122.1 points per game (28th). 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.

Key Players For The Pelicans And Pacers

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Brandon Ingram is set to be the main scorer for the Pelicans, recording 22 points and shooting 8/17 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 21.5 points per game, in addition to 5 rebounds.

As for Indiana, Tyrese Haliburton is projected to be the primary scorer for the Pacers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 49% and is averaging 21.5 points per contest.

Pelicans vs Pacers Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, New Orleans has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 111 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Pacers have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 4-5-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 115 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 3-2.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Pacers have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-2.

Pelicans vs Pacers Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Pacers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 135-111. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Pacers at -6.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 239.5, and our model predicts the Pelicans and Pacers to score a combined 246 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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