Indiana Pacers vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 2/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (21-31) at Indiana Pacers (31-21)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 24.9 points and 4.2 assists while Zion Williamson is averaging 19.8 points and 7.5 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is dishing 1.9 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won four of their last five road games.
The Indiana Pacers need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.3 points and 4.7 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 18.1 points and 3.7 rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Lamb is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost three straight home games.
The Pelicans are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 road games, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest and 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Pacers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The over is 15-5 in Pelicans last 20 overall. The over is 5-1 in Pacers last 6 overall. The Pelicans are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
The Indiana Pacers are coming off back to back frustrating losses to the Toronto Raptors, and they're now running into a Pelicans squad that's playing their best ball of the season. The New Orleans Pelicans are winning their last five games by an average of 5.6 points while shooting 49 percent from the field and 36.2 percent from three. Zion Williamson getting more minutes has helped the Pels tremendously and leads to much easier buckets in the paint. The Indiana Pacers can't be feeling too good about themselves right now and the tired legs won't help. I'll take the pelicans and the free bucket.