Pelicans vs Pacers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/8/2020
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -3
Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans (21-31, 5th in the Southwest Division) travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday where they'll take on the Indiana Pacers (31-20, 2nd in the Central Division). The line on this game has Indiana as 3 point favorites. The O/U is set at 226.
The Pelicans cover the spread 52.0% of the time, having gone 26-24-2 ATS. Indiana is covering 56.0% of the time, going 28-22-1 against the spread.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
02/07/20 G Kenrich Williams Back is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
02/06/20 SF Brandon Ingram Ankle left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/06/20 SG Victor Oladipo Rest is questionable Friday vs Toronto
02/05/20 SF T.J. Warren Head is questionable Friday vs Toronto
Jrue Holiday averages 19.2 points per contest in 34.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.3 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%. Brandon Ingram comes into this game averaging 24.9 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Domantas Sabonis averages 18.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 12.6 rebounds per game and dishes 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Myles Turner scores 11.9 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 117.2 points per contest which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 24.4 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA. New Orleans averages 115.1 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 46.4 boards per contest and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 16.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers give up 107.1 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 44.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest. Indiana is 20th in the NBA with 109.6 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.2. The Pacers are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.8.
The Pelicans are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 9th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. New Orleans is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Pacers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 12th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana -3 and over 226 total points
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