Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans: NBA Odds and Predictions
The Indiana Pacers is all set to take on New Orleans Pelicans in an interesting regular season clash. The match will take place in the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on 6th February. The contrast in their campaign is uncanny so far.
The visitors need something miraculous to secure a victory after 5 losses in 8 games while the momentum is completely with Pacers who are looking to break into the top 3.
The rivalry and the predictions are completely in favor of the hosts with their opponents desperate to score their 9th victory of the season.
Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Malcolm Brogdon who has played as the guard has loads of experience in NBA with an average of 22.9 points and 7 assists in this season. In his last game, he contributed with 12 points along with 3 rebounds.
Domantas Sabonis, who plays in forward, has a field goal percentage of 55.9 while the shooting guard Victor Oladipo who is rated highly has come up with 20 points per game and is an asset to the side.
Myles Turner who is the small forward brings the power and versatility to the center with a free throw percentage of 76.2% and a field goal percentage of 51.6% along with 3.9 blocks on an average.
Zion Williamson who is the power forward in the side has averaged 23.5 points per game and has 7.6 rebounds in 18 games.
Eric Bledsoe who is the shooting guard has a good rating with a 3-pointer conversion of 39.2% so far.
Brandon Ingram who plays as the small forward and power forward has a field goal percentage of 46.1 and a free throw percentage of 84.5 in 19 games this season. He has also averaged 5.3 rebounds per game during the same time.
Steven Adams who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 8.6 points and 9.8 rebounds in this edition.
Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
Looking at the Pacers’ campaign, they dispatched teams like Knicks, Bulls and Celtics quite comfortably. But a loss against Celtics in the 4th game kept their journey in check.
They once again managed to string a couple of important victories before suffering losses to Suns and Kings in the second week of January.
It was kind of mixed result for them from then on. In their last outing against Bucks, they had to gobble up their 10th defeat of the season. This implied that they were stuck in 5th position in the Eastern conference.
As far as New Orleans Pelicans is concerned, they would be more than happy to wrap up their campaign with as many wins as possible.
They are currently struggling at 14th place in the Western conference, looking for a redemption in the remaining matches. Even though they got off to a flyer with a triumph against Raptors, they were bogged down with losses against Heat and Suns in the games that followed.
Everything started going south for them in January when they found themselves in a losing streak. Despite managing a couple of wins , they never managed to get back on track.
Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (41 games): Pacers – 25 wins, Pelicans – 16 wins.
Playoffs played: 0
Previous meeting: Pacers won 118-116 on 4th January 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Odds and Predictions: Outright predictions
The odds for this particular game between Pacers and Pelicans will be updated on the day of the clash. The visiting team are considered to be the underdogs with infinitesimally small probability of them lifting the title whereas Indiana Pacers are in with a great chance.
According to Oddschecker and SMarkets, the Pacers are the eleventh favorites in this season while the New Orleans Pelicans have to step up in the coming games in order to make it to the post season games.
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