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Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/4/2021 Odds Picks and Previews

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Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1-4-2021 Odds Picks and Previews

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

When: Monday, January 4, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/4/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Indiana Pacers +1.5 (-110) 218 o (-110) +100
New Orleans Pelicans -1.5 (-110) 218 u (-110) -120
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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

Trends

Indiana Pacers

Indiana is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indiana’s last 13 games.
Indiana is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Pacers are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games against New Orleans.
Indiana is 13-5 SU in their last 18 games against New Orleans.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana’s last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.
Indiana is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Pacers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games played in January.
Indiana is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games played on a Monday.

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 6 games.
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New Orleans’ last 15 games against Indiana.
Their total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 7 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana.
New Orleans are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
New Orleans is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Pelicans are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games played in January.
New Orleans is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Monday.

Injuries

Indiana Pacers

Jeremy Lamb SG Knee is out indefinitely
T.J. Warren PF Foot is out indefinitely
Goga Bitadze C Ankle is out indefinitely
Brian Bowen II SG Groin is downgraded to OUT Monday vs New Orleans

New Orleans Pelicans

Sindarius Thornwell SG COVID-19 is OUT Monday vs Indiana
Wenyen Gabriel PF Knee is “?” Monday vs Indiana

Head-to-Head
Indiana Pacers New Orleans Pelicans
4-2-0 Against the Spread 3-3-0
3-3-0 Straight Up 1-5-0
114 Points per Game 105
107 Points Allowed per Game 102
49.43 Offensive FG% 44.73
75.21 Offensive FT% 68.67
34.8 Offensive 3PT% 32.16
46.4 Defensive FG% 43.11
73.29 Defensive FT% 81.73
43.21 Defensive 3PT% 33.97

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