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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Indiana Pacers - 2/4/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Pacers at New Orleans Pelicans
Date & Time Monday February 4, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Line
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +1 -- Over/Under: 218
TV Channel
FSIN, FSNO
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NBA | Indiana Pacers at New Orleans Pelicans
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The Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans meet Monday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.

The Indiana Pacers could use a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 107.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.3 points and 4.1 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.2 points and 9.3 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Thaddeus Young is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost four of their last six road games.

The New Orleans Pelicans could also use a win after losing five of their last six games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 116.2 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Jrue Holiday is averaging 21 points and eight assists while Julius Randle is averaging 19.9 points and 9.3 rebounds. Nikola Mirotic is the third double-digit scorer and E'Twaun Moore is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last six home games.

The Pacers are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 Monday games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 8-3 in Pelicans last 11 home games. The under is 7-2 in Pacers last 9 overall.

The Indiana Pacers are being outscored by an average of 10.6 points in their last five games while shooting just 42.6 percent from the field. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 47 percent shooting in their last five games while losing by an average of 4.8 points. Both of these teams are obviously without their star player and are falling off a cliff in terms of production. You can make a case for either side here, especially with the Pelicans dealing with AD drama on top of everything else. However, the Pels are at home and still have the best player on the court in Holiday. There's better betting options on Monday's card, but I'll give the slight edge to the Pelicans at home if forced to pick this contest. 

Pick:
New Orleans Pelicans +1

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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