New Orleans Pelicans are looking for a bounce back game as they visit the Indiana Pacers tomorrow at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
The Pelicans have defeated some star-studded teams this season like the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and even the Golden State Warriors, however, they fall short against the Atlanta Hawks yesterday, 124-121.
On the other hand, the pacers are sitting at the spot in the Eastern Conference with a 4-5 record and looking to enter the 0.500 area as they face the Pelicans.
Who will come out on top?
Pelicans vs Pacers Odds
|Odds Via FanDuel||Pelicans||Pacers|
|Point Spread||-6 (-110)||+6 (-110)|
|Totals||O 235 (-110)||U 235 (-110)|
|Winning at the End of Every Quarter|
|Pelicans||Any Other Result||Pacers|
Note: “Winning at the End of Every Quarter” bets means that the team you pick should be ahead every end the quarter. If neither team does, the bets for “Any Other Result” wins.
|Odds Via DraftKings||Pelicans||Pacers|
|Point Spread||-5 (-110)||+5 (-110)|
|Totals||O 235.5 (-110)||U 235.5 (-110)|
|Player Props (Points)|
|Brandon Ingram||O 23.5 (-105)||U 24.5 (-120)|
|Buddy Hield||O 18.5 (-110)||U 18.5 (-120)|
Pelicans vs Pacers Matchup
The Pacers may not have the firepower like the Dallas Mavericks or play NBA legends like in LA, but they are proving to be a team that can pull off a win against playoff teams.
The Pelican’s core still needed to give an A game for this match-up, and the bench needs still need to step up, especially to share more minutes and let the starters have more breathing room.
Zion Williamson is one of the most exciting young players in the NBA today. The 6-foot-7 forward from Duke University was the number one overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft but hasn’t made such a significant impact for the New Orleans Pelicans in a long run due to several injuries. Fortunately, he is back and healthy.
He has electrified fans with his incredible athleticism and highlight-reel dunks, and he seems destined to become one of the league’s biggest stars. With Williamson leading the way, the Pelicans are poised to make noise in the Western Conference for years to come.
He is leading the Pelicans in offense with 22.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum both have 21.6 per game while Jonas Valanciunas and Trey Murphy III had 14.4 and 12.7, respectively. There’s no wonder why the Pelicans are number 2 in the league in terms of points per game.
On the other hand, Tyrese Haliburton is making quite the impression on the Indiana Pacers. The 22-year-old point guard is leading the team in points (21.9), assists (9.3), and steals(1.7), and he’s shown himself to be a versatile and dangerous player on both ends of the court.
Haliburton is shooting an impressive 49.6 on the court and 43.9 percent from three-point range, and he’s already had several highlight-reel plays with his athleticism and court vision. With Haliburton at the helm, the Pacers may enter at least the play-in tournament this season.
Indiana opponents are averaging 117.6 points per game but the team managed to hold the Miami Heat to 99 points in their last game. They will be needing more of that defensive effort as they face teams with better offensive capabilities.
Can the Pacers remain in the winning column? Or the Pelicans will steal this road game?