Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/5/21

Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/5/21 Photo by Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans (8-12) at Indiana Pacers (12-10)

NBA Basketball: Friday, February 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

The Line: Indiana Pacers -5 -- Over/Under: 227 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New Orleans Pelicans and Indiana Pacers meet Friday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last six games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 111.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 23.7 points and 7.5 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 4.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.

The Indiana Pacers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 113.9 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 22.4 points and 4.1 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 21.6 points and 5.7 assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.

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The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-22-2 ATS in their last 31 Friday games. The Pacers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 13-3 in Pelicans last 16 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Pacers last 6 overall. The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

When the Pelicans and Pacers met last month, the game came down to overtime and was decided by just two points. The New Orleans Pelicans are better than what they've shown this season and they're starting to prove it, winning their last five games by an average of 4.4 points while shooting 46.7 percent from the field. The Indiana Pacers are talented, but they can run hot and cold, and they only win at home by an average of 2.6 points. A Pelicans run soon wouldn't surprise me. I'll grab the points.

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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans +5

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