New Orleans Pelicans vs. Indiana Pacers: 1/4/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 4, 2021

A game after he put up 31 points in a 120-116 win over the Raptors, Brandon Ingram leads the New Orleans Pelicans (4-2) at home against the Indiana Pacers (4-2) on Monday, January 4, 2021. The Pelicans are favored by 1.5 points in the matchup, which airs at 8:00 PM ET on FS-NO. The matchup has a point total of 218.

Betting Information

Pelicans vs Pacers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pelicans -1.5 -110 -110 218 -110 -110
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Head to Head

New Orleans and Indiana have each won five of their last 10 head-to-head matchups. The Pelicans have a 2-0 advantage against the spread when matched up with the Pacers.

Pelicans vs Pacers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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
1/8/2016 Pelicans Regular Season 91-86 IND
  • 2/8/2020 DNP – Pelicans: Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson Pacers: Victor Oladipo
  • 12/28/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson; Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Victor Oladipo
  • Pelicans Betting Information

    • New Orleans been consistently inconsistent against the spread this season, earning a 3-3 record.
    • The Pelicans have covered half the time, going 1-1 against the spread when favored by at least 1.5 points.
    • New Orleans and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 1 of 6 games this season (16.7%).
    Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans to win the NBA Championship.

    Pacers Betting Information

    • Indiana has a 4-1 record against the spread, covering in 80% of their games.
    • When they are at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Pacers have fared well, going 3-1 against the spread.
    • In 3 out Indiana’s 6 games this season, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.
    Bet on the Indiana Pacers to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Pelicans and their opponents have combined to record more than 218 points in 933.3% of their outings this year (56 of six opportunities).
    • Indiana has played in four games this year (out of six total matchups — 66.7% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 218 points.
    • These teams average a combined 219 points per game, one more point than the over/under of 218 set for this game.
    • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 208.8 points per game, 9.2 fewer than the point total in this game.
    • The average over/under the Pelicans have had set in matchups this season is 11.3 less points than this outing’s point total.
    • Pacers games this season have averaged an over/under of 221.2 points, 3.2 more than the point total in this matchup.
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    Pelicans Leaders

    • The Pelicans points and assists leader is Ingram. He puts up 24.0 points per game and records 5.3 assists.
    • Steven Adams paces New Orleans with 9.0 rebounds per game.
    • The Pelicans are led by Ingram from long distance. He connects on 2.7 shots from deep per game.
    • Adams leads New Orleans in both blocks and steals, averaging 1.0 block and 1.5 steals per game.

    Pacers Leaders

    • Domantas Sabonis has the top spot on the Pacers rebounds and assists leaderboard, with 11.3 rebounds per game and 6.7 assists per game.
    • Malcolm Brogdon has outperformed his Indiana teammates in scoring, putting up 22.2 points per game to go with 3.8 rebounds and 6.3 assists.
    • Victor Oladipo leads the Pacers in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.0 made threes per game.
    • Myles Turner is a defensive force for Indiana, leading the team in both steals (1.7 per game) and blocks (3.7 per game).
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