Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/28/2019 Odds Spread and Picks
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Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/28/2019 – The New Orleans Pelicans had an impressive run on the road going 3-1 and winning their last two. They will now serve as hosts to Indiana Pacers at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. This basketball game will happen on Saturday, December 28 at 5 pm Eastern Time. The telecast will be taken care of by NBC Sports Washington Plus and live streaming can be seen at SofaScore and NBA League Pass. Even with a good run on the road, the Pacers are expected to lose this game according to Basketball Betting Tips Over Under.
Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/28/2019
Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/28/2019 Betting Odds
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Pacers lost by just one point against the Miami Heat with Goran Dragic making a critical shot in the final seconds of the game. It was a tough night for Domantas Sabonis who only had 8 points and seven rebounds in the game. Myles Turner was also subpar with 13 points and six rebounds. Aaron Holiday continues to be fielded as the floor general for the team as he finished with 17 points and nine assists. The Pacers were outhustled by the Heat but this showed their character as a never-say-die team. Against the Pelicans, they need Sabonis and Turner to dominate the paint and let Derrick Favors work for every rebound.
Players to watch: M. Brogdon PG 26 GP 26 GS 31.4 MIN 18.3 PTS 0.7 OR 3.9 DR 4.5 REB 7.6 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 2.7 TO 2.1 PF 2.8 AST/TO 20.26 PER
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
No Zion, no problem! The New Orleans Pelicans delivered an upset on Christmas Day over the Denver Nuggets with Brandon Ingram leading the charge with 31 points, seven rebounds and dropped seven three-pointers. What was impressive was Derrick Favors flirting with a triple-double with 8 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists and three blocks — he did it while sizing up against Nikola Jokic. More so Josh Hart and E’twaun Moore stepping up from the bench and combined for 26 points. The Pelicans seem to have found a good identity sans Zion Williamson and they are glad that they are hosting this game against the Pacers and they will try to maintain that momentum.
Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF 28 GP 28 GS 34 MIN 25.3 PTS 0.9 OR 6.3 DR 7.1 REB 3.8 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 2.9 TO 3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 21.69 PER
Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/28/2019 Betting Numbers
Indiana are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games.
Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson PF Knee is out indefinitely
Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
Domantas Sabonis was off in their previous game but he always bounces back. With him and Myles Turner tag-teaming Derrick Favors it will be a tough time for the Pelicans in the paint. Best Sportsbook picks the Pelicans since this will be played on their home floor and they managed to take a victory against the Nuggets recently.
Moneyline: Being the underdogs to win in this game, the Indiana Pacers are +100 on the ML. The Pelicans are given a -120 if they take a victory at home.
ATS: The Pelicans just hold a thin -1.5 points across the spread against the Pacers at +1.5.
TOTALs: The Pelicans and Pacers are to reach 219 totals for this match. Indiana is the team expected to go under.
Score Prediction: 114 – 109 Pelicans