In a non-conference matchup, the Pacers (-238) are favored by 6 points over the Pelicans (+192) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Pacers (33-26) are 8th in the East and 3rd in the Central Division, while the Pelicans (35-24) are 5th in the West and 1st in the Southwest Division. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET and the game will be shown on ESPN. If you’re interested in placing a wager, you can bet this game at Bovada.

At 239.5, the over/under line is the highest of the night. The Pacers are 16-15 at home, while the Pelicans are 14-15 on the road. The Pacers have won 4 of their last 5 games, while the Pelicans have won 3 of their last 5.

Taking a Look at the Pelicans Chances on the Road

The Pelicans have won three straight games on the road and have an ATS record of 16-14 on the road. Overall, their road record is 18-12.

As the underdog, the Pelicans have gone 13-11 straight-up and 15-9 ATS. This season, they have been the underdog in 24 of their 59 games.

In Western Conference play, the Pelicans are 24-18, which has them in 5th place. Against non-conference opponents, they are 11-6.

New Orleans’ O/U record for the season is 27-32, and the under has hit in three straight games. On average, their games have finished with 227.7 points.

In their last game, the Pelicans beat the Knicks by a score of 115-92. They were favored by 6.5 points in that game and covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 214.

When it comes to scoring, the Pelicans are 14th in the NBA, averaging 116.1 points per game. On the road, they are scoring 115.4 points per contest.

So far this season, New Orleans has outscored the NBA scoring average in 50.8% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, the Pelicans are 9th in the league at 48%. From beyond the arc, they are shooting 37%.

When it comes to pace, the Pelicans are 19th in the NBA at 98 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 12th in the league with 27 per contest.

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). On two point field goal attempts, the Pelicans’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.4% and allowing 34.6% from beyond the arc.

  • CJ McCollum (Questionable) Ankle
  • Jose Alvarado (Out) Suspension
  • Dyson Daniels (Out) Knee

Does Indiana Stand a Chance at Home?

Indiana’s ATS record this season is 31-26, 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.

On average, Indiana’s games have seen a combined scoring total of 246 points, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 239.5. The team’s over/under record for the season is 33-26.

Looking at their season-long ATS record, the Pacers are 13-15 when favored and 18-11 as the underdog. As the favorite, they have a scoring margin of +6.9 PPG and are 17-11 straight-up.

Indiana’s last game against the Raptors finished with a combined score of 252 points (130-122). The O/U line for that game was 246 points. The Pacers were favored by 5.5 points but lost the game.

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Pacers are currently in 8th place with a record of 33-26. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 25-15 compared to 8-11 in non-conference games.

Indiana comes into the game as the highest-scoring team in the league, averaging 123.9 points per game. At home, they are averaging 126.4 points per game, which is also tops in the NBA. This season, the Pacers have outscored the league average in 71.2% of their games.

When it comes to shooting, Indiana is the most efficient team in the league, hitting 50% of their shots. They are also the top team in two-point field goal percentage at 58%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Pacers are 6th in the NBA at 38%.

Indiana’s offense is also one of the most unselfish units in the league, leading the NBA in assists at 31 per game. In terms of pace, the Pacers are 2nd in the league at 101.8 possessions per game.

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). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pacers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.0% while allowing 37.5% from downtown.

  • Doug McDermott (Out) Calf
  • Aaron Nesmith (Questionable) Ankle

Pelicans vs. Pacers Pick

We’re calling a win for the Pacers, with a final score of 135-111, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Pacers at -6.

Pick: Take the Pacers at -6

The Total

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 239.5, and our model projects the Pelicans and Pacers to reach a combined total of 246 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

Pick: Go Over 239.5 points (-110)