Indiana Pacers vs. New Orleans Pelicans 2/5/2021 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 5, 2021

The New Orleans Pelicans (8-12) are slight underdogs (by 2.5 points) to break a three-game road losing streak when they visit the Indiana Pacers (12-10) on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under set at 226.5 points.

Betting Information

Pacers vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pacers -2.5 -110 -110 226.5 -110 -110
Place a bet on Indiana Pacers or the New Orleans Pelicans for Friday’s game.

Head to Head

Indiana and New Orleans have each won five of their last 10 head-to-head matchups. The Pelicans have an advantage against the spread (2-1) when hitting the court against the Pacers.

Pacers vs Pelicans in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/4/2021 Pelicans Pelicans -2 216 -125 105 Regular Season 118-116 IND
2/8/2020 Pacers Pacers -5 223.5 -199 163 Regular Season 124-117 NO
12/28/2019 Pelicans Pelicans -1.5 218.5 -123 101 Regular Season 120-98 NO
2/22/2019 Pacers Regular Season 126-111 IND
2/4/2019 Pelicans Regular Season 109-107 IND
3/21/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 96-92 NO
11/7/2017 Pacers Regular Season 117-112 NO
1/16/2017 Pacers Regular Season 98-95 IND
12/15/2016 Pelicans Regular Season 102-95 NO
3/24/2016 Pacers Regular Season 92-84 IND
  • 2/8/2020 DNP – Pacers: Victor Oladipo; Pelicans: Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson
  • 12/28/2019 DNP – Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Victor Oladipo Pelicans: Zion Williamson
  • Pacers Betting Information

    • Indiana has covered about half the time against spread this season, covering 11 times in 22 contests.
    • The Pacers have covered half the time, going 7-7 against the spread when favored by at least 2.5 points.
    • More often than not, Indiana and its foes have united to reach the over, cashing in on 14 of 22 chances this season.
    Bet on the Indiana Pacers to win the NBA Championship.

    Pelicans Betting Information

    • New Orleans has a losing record against the spread, going 8-12 ATS (covering only 40% of the time).
    • The Pelicans have not fared well as a 2.5-point underdog, going 3-5 against the spread when they are at least 2.5-point underdogs.
    • New Orleans has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 65% of matchups this season (13 out of 20 contests).
    Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Pacers and their opponents have combined to score more than 226.5 points in 54.5% of their outings this season (12 of 22 opportunities).
    • New Orleans has played in 10 games this year (out of 20 total matchups — 50% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 226.5 points.
    • The Pacers and the Pelicans combine to average 1.5 fewer points per game than the total of 226.5 set for this game.
    • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 224.6 points per game, 1.9 less than the over/under in this matchup.
    • The average point total in Pacers games this season is 0.4 less points than the over/under of 226.5 in this matchup.
    • The average over/under for Pelicans games this year is 2.9 less points than the point total of 226.5 for this outing.
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    Pacers Leaders

    • The Pacers points and assists leader is Malcolm Brogdon. He averages 22.4 points per game and contributes 6.8 assists.
    • Indiana’s rebounding leader is Domantas Sabonis, who grabs 12.0 per game.
    • The Pacers are led by Brogdon from beyond the arc. He hits 2.9 shots from deep per game.
    • Indiana’s blocks leader is Myles Turner, who collects 3.8 per game. T.J. McConnell leads the team averaging 1.7 steals a game.

    Pelicans Leaders

    • Zion Williamson outpaced his teammates on the Pelicans scoring front by putting up 23.7 points per game. He adds 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game this season.
    • Steven Adams (9.9 rebounds per game) and Brandon Ingram (4.7 assists per game) are the New Orleans leaders in rebounds and assists.
    • Lonzo Ball makes more threes per game than any other member of the Pelicans, cashing in 2.5 treys per game.
    • Nobody on New Orleans grabs more steals than Ball (1.5 per game) or blocks more shots than Ingram (1.0 per game).
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