Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/4/2021 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/4/2021 – These are both teams residing in separate conferences with a similar record and this game will set the divide. The Indiana Pacers are going on the road to face the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, January 4. It will be held at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana with NBA TV putting the game live at exactly 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy this game through online live streaming. This game should be close as the Indiana Pacers are coming in as the slight underdogs as forecasted by NBA Online against the young New Orleans Pelicans.
Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/4/2021
Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/4/2021 Betting Odds
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Indiana Pacers started the season well winning three-straight matches but they lost two of their last three heading to this game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Their most recent match was with the New York Knicks and got edged by four points, 102-106. Malcolm Brogdon had his best game of the season with 33 points, seven assists, and seven three-pointers while Myles Turner contributed 17 points. Domantas Sabonis was all-around once again with 13 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Victor Oladipo shot miserably from the field with 3-of-16 but Jrue Holiday had 12 points from the bench to fill out the slack.
Players to watch: D. Sabonis PF 5 GP 5 GS 37 MIN 22.4 PTS 2.2 OR 8.8 DR 11 REB 7.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 3.2 TO 3.6 PF 2.3 AST/TO 23.49 PER
V. Oladipo SG 4 GP 4 GS 30.5 MIN 21 PTS 0 OR 5.3 DR 5.3 REB 4.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 2.3 PF 2.4 AST/TO 24.41 PER
M. Brogdon PG 5 GP 5 GS 34.4 MIN 20 PTS 0.6 OR 3.4 DR 4 REB 6.2 AST 1.6 STL 0 BLK 2.2 TO 1.8 PF 2.8 AST/TO 20.24 PER.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans are getting on their groove winning back-to-back games against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors. Bradon Ingram continues to rise becoming an elite player in the league with 31 points, six rebounds, four assists, and four three-pointers. Zion Williams followed through with 21 points, seven boards, and a block while Eric Bledsoe had a double-double of 19 points and 10 assists. Steven Adams also had a double-double of 13 points and ten rebounds. The Pelicans are looking more comfortable running Stan Van Gundy’s system and it is interesting to watch as their chemistry grows.
Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF 5 GP 5 GS 32.8 MIN 22.6 PTS 0.6 OR 6.4 DR 7 REB 5.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 2.8 TO 1 PF 2 AST/TO 23.24 PER
Z. Williamson SF 5 GP 5 GS 30.4 MIN 19.4 PTS 3.6 OR 4.8 DR 8.4 REB 1 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 2.4 PF 0.4 AST/TO 21.12 PER
L. Ball PG 5 GP 5 GS 31 MIN 12.2 PTS 0.6 OR 4 DR 4.6 REB 4.6 AST 1.8 STL 0.6 BLK 3.2 TO 2.6 PF 1.4 AST/TO 11.45 PER.
Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/4/2021 Betting Numbers
Indiana is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
Jeremy Lamb SG Knee is out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans
Sindarius Thornwell SG COVID-19 is OUT Monday vs Indiana
Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
The New Orleans Pelicans have the home-court advantage and the momentum that is why Online Sportsbook has them with the edge over the gritty Indiana Pacers. The matchup between Zion Williamson and Domantas Sabonis will be an interesting watch.
Moneyline: Pacers are coming in this game with an ML of +100 while favored team Pelicans are at -120.
ATS: It is just 1.5 points between both squads with the Pelicans taking the -1.5 while the Pacers are at +1.5.
TOTALs: Both teams are expected to touch the 218 point mark on the total with the Pelicans going under and the Pacers are over.
Score Prediction: 110 – 107 Pelicans