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(30-25) Indiana Pacers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (28-25)
Date: Wednesday February 7th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center ,New Orleans, Louisiana
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The Indiana Pacers are currently a Eastern Conference playoff team this season. The Pacers recently took a loss to the the Washington Wizards, 111-102. Indiana travels to face the New Orleans Pelicans, who are still trying to find their way. The Pacers are 11-14 on the road this season and the Pelicans are 14-12 at home this year.
The last time the two teams took the court against each other, was November 7th. The Pelicans got the win, 112-107. Anthony Davis had 37 points and 14 rebounds in the five point win.
The Indiana Pacers are coming off a tough road loss. Indiana dropped their last game 111-102, losing to the Washington Wizards without John Wall. Indiana was also without their star. Victor Oladipo was out with a sore knee. He is listed as day to day, and should be ready against the Pelicans.
The Pacers are currently five games over .500, but could see themselves drop out of playoff contention if they aren’t careful. If Oladipo is out for an extended period of time, expect the Pacers to drop a few games. Oladipo leads the team in points per game with 24 per game this season.
The Pacers were outdon by Anthony Davis in the first meeting. Davis dropped 37 points, and 14 rebounds in the win. Victor Oladipo had 15 points, on 6 of 17 shooting from the floor. If Oladipo is unavailable, Myles Turner is going to have to shoulder the scoring load.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Pacers are allowing 105.6 points per game this year. Ranking the Pacers 14th in points allowed this season. Indiana held the Pelicans to 117 points. The Pelicans also had All NBA big man DeMarcus Cousins in the lineup. He dropped 32 in the first meeting.
Look for the Pacers to hold New Orleans to less than 117 points in this matchup. Facing the Pacers without DeMarcus Cousins is huge in this game.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans are devastated by the DeMarcus Cousins injury. Cousins will be sidelined for the rest of the season, with an Achilles injury. His 25 points and 13 rebounds per game will be missed. The Pelicans have been active before the trade deadline, in order to try and fill Cousins shoes. The Pelicans acquired Nikola Mirotic from the Bulls.
Mirotic is averaging 16.4 points per game this year. His scoring ability won’t replace Cousins, but can at least put up some numbers helping Anthony Davis in the painted area. Without Cousins in the lineup, the Pelicans are 1-4. Mirotic had 5 points on 2 of 8 shooting from the floor in his last game. It’s going to take time for Mirotic to fit in with the Pelicans offense.
The Pelicans are allowing 111.1 points per game this year. That ranks New Orleans 29th in the NBA in points allowed this year. If the Pelicans are going to make a playoff push, they must play well at home. The loss of Cousins will play a major part in if the Pelicans are active again before the trade deadline.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-2 in IND last 10 vs. Western Conference.
- Over is 5-2-1 in IND last 8 overall.
- Under is 11-5 in IND last 16 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Over is 20-8 in NO last 28 home games.
- Under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Pacers are the more talented in this game. Look for Oladipo (if available) to play a big part in tonight’s matchup. He had an off night in the first game. Expect him to play well in this one.
New Orleans was one of the most talented teams in the West this season. The Cousins injury demolished the Pelicans playoff hopes. The team won’t have enough to match the Pacers in this game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans
Take the Pelicans at home. I expect them to be getting points in this matchup. Home court will be the factor in this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 111 – Pacers 105
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