Pelicans vs Pacers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, December 26, 2022

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The New Orleans Pelicans (20-12) hit the court against the Indiana Pacers (17-16) as slight, 2.5-point favorites on Monday, December 26, 2022 at 8:00 PM ET on BSNO. The matchup has a 234 point total.

How to bet Pelicans vs. Pacers

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Indiana Pacers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Pelicans as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -140 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +119 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 234 points.

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Pelicans vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, December 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSNO
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

Pelicans vs. Pacers Betting Trends

The Pelicans have 17 wins against the spread in 32 games this year. New Orleans has been the favorite in 21 games this season and has come away with the win 14 times (66.7%) in those contests. Pelicans games this year have hit the over on 19 of 33 set point totals.

The Pacers have played 33 games, with 19 wins against the spread. Indiana has been the underdog on the moneyline 25 total times this season. Indy has gone 12-13 in those games. Pacers games this season have hit the over on 14 of 33 set point totals (42.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Pelicans

Pelicans Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zion Williamson 25 25.2 7.2 4.7 1.2 0.6 0.2
CJ McCollum 28 19.4 5.1 6.1 1 0.7 2.5
Jonas Valančiūnas 32 13.7 9.3 1.8 0.3 0.3 0.7
Trey Murphy III 30 12.7 4.3 1.4 1.1 0.5 2.3
Herbert Jones 23 10.5 3.5 2.2 1.3 0.7 0.9

Pacers

Pacers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tyrese Haliburton 31 20.7 3.9 10.5 1.7 0.4 3.1
Buddy Hield 33 17.5 4.7 2.7 0.9 0.3 3.7
Bennedict Mathurin 33 17.2 4.1 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.8
Myles Turner 27 16.2 7.9 1.5 0.6 2.1 1.6
Jalen Smith 32 10.5 6.5 1.1 0.3 1.1 1.1
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Pelicans: EJ Liddell: Out (Knee), Brandon Ingram: Out (Toe), Larry Nance: Questionable (Achilles)

Pacers: Kendall Brown: Out (Leg), Aaron Nesmith: Questionable (Ankle), Jalen Smith: Questionable (Ankle), Daniel Theis: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans has been carried by its offense, as it ranks third-best in the NBA by averaging 117.9 points per game. It ranks 14th in the league in points allowed (113 per contest). Offensively the Pelicans have been worse in home games this season, scoring 117.3 points per game, compared to 118.7 per game when playing on the road. In their last 10 games, the Pelicans have been scoring 119.8 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 117.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

New Orleans is sinking 11.3 three-pointers per game (20th-ranked in NBA) this year, while sporting a 36.7% three-point percentage (12th-ranked). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Pelicans have taken 65.5% two-pointers (accounting for 73.8% of the team’s buckets) and 34.5% from beyond the arc (26.2%).

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What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

On offense Indiana is the 12th-ranked team in the league (114.6 points per game). On defense it is 20th (115.2 points conceded per game). The Pacers average 116.6 points per game at home, and 112.7 away. While the Pacers are posting 114.6 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their past 10 games, tallying 113.4 points per contest.

In 2022-23 Indiana is fourth-best in the NBA in 3-point makes (14.9 per game), and it ranks No. 9 in 3-point percentage (37%). The Pacers attempt 55% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 45% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 63.6% of the Pacers’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 36.4% are 3-pointers.

Pelicans vs. Pacers Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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