The New Orleans Pelicans will take on the Indiana Pacers at 8 p.m. ET on Monday at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans are 17-28 overall and 10-11 at home, while Indiana is 17-30 overall and 5-18 on the road. The Pacers were without their top three scorers in a loss to Phoenix on Saturday night.
New Orleans is favored by 2.5 points in the latest Pelicans vs. Pacers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 215. Before entering any Pacers vs. Pelicans picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Pelicans vs. Pacers spread: Pelicans -2.5
- Pelicans vs. Pacers over-under: 215 points
Featured Game | New Orleans Pelicans vs. Indiana Pacers
What you need to know about the Pelicans
New Orleans will be looking for continued success at the Smoothie King Center, where the Pelicans have won three straight and seven of their last nine. They are returning from a three-game road trip, going 1-2 in those contests. New Orleans lost to the Nets and Celtics by double digits, but they recorded a 102-91 win over the Knicks on Thursday.
Leading scorer Brandon Ingram sprained his ankle against the Knicks and sat out during the fourth quarter, so he is questionable for Monday’s game. Rookie guard Jose Alvarado played a season-high 20 minutes, scoring 13 points and recording four steals. New Orleans has covered the spread in four of its last five home games against Indiana.
What you need to know about the Pacers
Indiana is wrapping up a five-game road trip on Monday night. The Pacers have gone 2-2 through their first four games, picking up wins over the Lakers and Warriors. They came up short against Phoenix on Saturday night, as the Suns jumped out to an 18-point lead at the end of the third quarter.
The Pacers were without their top three scorers in that game. Domantas Sabonis (ankle) and Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) will both be out on Monday, but Caris LeVert (calf) is questionable. Indiana has covered the spread in eight of its last 12 games.
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