Indiana Pacers vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 2/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans at Indiana Pacers
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
IND -2, O/U 227.5
The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Indianapolis, IN on Saturday for a game against the Pacers in a matchup of teams from the Eastern Conference. In their last game, the Pelicans defeated the Chicago Bulls by the score of 125-119. Zion Williamson led New Orleans in points, scoring 21 while going 9 of 11 from the fiend and 3 of 5 from the free throw line. Derek Favors led the Pelicans in rebounds, recording 15 the night, including 3 offensively. Lonzo Ball led New Orleans in assists with 10 on the night while playing a total of 33 minutes in the game against the Bulls.
The Pelicans come into Saturday’s game with a record of 21-31 and are currently in 5th place in the Southwest Division. On the year, the Pelicans are led in points per game by Brandon Ingram who has scored 24.9 points per game. Ingram also leads the Pelicans in rebounds per game with 6.4. Lonzo Ball leads the Pelicans in assists per game with 6.7. New Orleans heads into their game against the Pacers with 2 players listed on their injury report as Kenrich Williams is listed as out while Brandon Ingram is day to day.
The Indiana Pacers welcome the New Orleans Pelicans to town on Saturday but first must play the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. In their last game, the Pacers were defeated by the Toronto Raptors by the score of 119-118. Malcolm Brogdon led the Pacers in points in the game with 24 while shooting 10 of 14 from the field. Domantas Sabonis was the leading rebounder for the Pacers as he pulled in 11 boards, all of them coming defensively. Sabonis also led Indiana in assists on the night with 10 while playing a total of 38 minutes in the game against the Raptors.
As of Friday afternoon, the Pacers are 31-20 on the season and in 2nd place in the Central Division. The Pacers leading scorer is Domantas Sabonis who has scored an average of 18.3 points per game on the year. Sabonis is also the leading rebounder this season for the Pacers as he has averaged 12.6 per game including an average of 3.2 offensive rebounds per game. Malcolm Brogdon is the leader in assists for the Pacers as he has averaged 7.3 assists per game. The Pacers enter their game Friday night with 3 players listed on their injury report as Victor Oladipo and T.J. Warren are day to day while Naz Mitrou-Long is out.
The New Orleans Pelicans have scored an average of 115.1 points per game this season while allowing 117.2 points per game. The Indiana Pacers have scored 109.6 points per game on the year while allowing 107.1 points per game. In their last 5 games, the Pelicans are 3-2 while the Pacers are 1-4 and have lost 3 games in a row heading into their matchup with the Raptors on Friday night. The Pelicans won the first meeting of the season between these two teams by the score of 120-98. The Pacers have won 2 of the last 3 meetings between these two teams but have lost in the average score 112.67-111.00. The Pacers are 18-7 at home this season while the Pelicans are 11-15 on the road. With the Pacers playing back to back nights, I am going with Pelicans in this one. New Orleans wins 120-115 and beats the spread.