New Orleans Pelicans vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 26 (12/26): NBA

New Orleans Pelicans vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 26 (12/26): NBA

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Pacers money line +210
Pacers spread +6.5 (-110)
Pelicans money line -250
Pelicans spread -6.5 (-110)
Over / under 232

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Indiana Pacers New Orleans Pelicans
Record 17-16 20-12
Road / home record 8-9 13-4
Streak W2 W2
Points per game 114.00 117.00
Points allowed per game 115.33 112.67
Rebounds per game 42.00 44.00
Rebounds allowed per game 46.67 42.33
Over / under record 14-19 19-13
 

Preview

The Indiana Pacers and the New Orleans Pelicans will meet again at the Smoothie King Center on Monday night. These teams already faced each other earlier this season and the Pacers won the game 129-122 at home.  

 

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers are ranking 3rd in the Central Division and get here with a 17-16 record with a 8-9 record on the road so far. The Pacers won 129-122 in the last matchup vs Pelicans on Nov. 8. Myles Turner led the Pacers with 37 points.

Haliburton is averaging 20.7 points, 10.5 assists and 1.7 steals for the Pacers. Buddy Hield is averaging 16.7 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.

In their last 10 games the Pacers are 5-5, averaging 113.4 points, 39.4 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.5 points

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans get here with an 20-12 record and are 13-4 at home this season ranking 1st in the Southwest Division. New Orleans is seventh in the Western Conference with 11.5 offensive rebounds per game led by Jonas Valanciunas averaging 2.7.

CJ McCollum averages 2.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Pelicans, scoring 19.4 points while shooting 36.3% from beyond the arc. Zion Williamson is shooting 64.3% and averaging 19.8 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

In their last 10 games the Pelicans are 6-4, averaging 119.8 points, 44.6 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 8.9 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.6 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana's last 11 games.

Indiana are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games against New Orleans.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games on the road.

Indiana are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.

New Orleans are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans' last 5 games.

New Orleans are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans' last 6 games against Indiana.

 

Prediction

The Pelicans have lost 4 of their last 6 games but the losses were against good teams like the Bucks, Suns and Jazz. They have one of the best records at home with a 13-4 record. The Pacers have been playing better lately and just beat the Celtics and the Heat. Haliburton is on fire and just scored 43 points in the last game. In the last 10 head to head games the average score is 112-112 so expect the Pacers to keep it close enough to cover the spread.

PICK: Pacers +6.5 (-110)

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