Pelicans vs Pacers Prediction NBA Picks Free 3/1

Pelicans vs Pacers Prediction NBA Picks Free 3/1

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Pacers vs. Pelicans Preview - Prediction KingPin Pro

New Orleans, LA; March 1, 2024, 6:00 p.m. CST

 

Game Odds

Odds by ESPN BET

Time Spread Total ML
6:00 PM -4.5 (-105) u237.5 (-110) -190
- +4.5 (-105) o237.5 (-110) +160

 

Game Overview

The Smoothie King Center in New Orleans will witness a clash between the Indiana Pacers (34-26) and the New Orleans Pelicans (35-25) on March 1, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. CST. This preview will analyze team statistics, recent performances, player matchups, and a final prediction.

The Pelicans, aiming to secure a win against the Pacers, are expected to push the pace of the game, leading to a high-scoring affair.

 

Team Statistics

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers, led by T. Haliburton, have displayed offensive prowess throughout the season, but they face a Pelicans team with a potent offense capable of matching their scoring output.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans, led by Z. Williamson, have been an offensive force, utilizing their fast-paced style of play to outscore opponents. Against the Pacers, they will look to maintain their high-scoring rhythm.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Aaron Nesmith is listed as questionable for the Pacers, which could affect their perimeter defense. Both teams have no significant injuries that would heavily impact their playing rotations.

 

Recent Performances

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers secured a victory against the Pelicans in their last game, but they have had mixed results in their recent outings, showcasing both strong offensive displays and defensive lapses.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans suffered a loss against the Pacers in their previous matchup, but they have shown resilience and determination in their performances post-All-Star break, emphasizing their commitment to playing an up-tempo style of basketball.

 

Prediction

Considering the offensive firepower of both teams and their propensity to play at a fast pace, we predict that the over of 237.5 points is the pick for this game. With the Pelicans seeking to outscore the Pacers by pushing the tempo, expect an exciting and high-scoring affair.

Pick: Over 237.5

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