Pacers vs. Pelicans Prediction
The Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans will meet on Monday night and both teams will be without their respective All-Star leading scorers. Will tonight’s game turn low-scoring at the Smoothie King Center?
8:00 p.m. ET, Monday, February 4, 2019
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Pacers are 1.5-point favorites to beat the Pelicans. The total, meanwhile, sits at 217.5 points and as of this writing, 71% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Pacers to cover the point spread.
Indiana Pacers Fantasy Spin
Bojan Bogdanovic scored a season-high 31 points against the Heat on Saturday during a 95-88 win, adding seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes. The Pacers needed this one badly to get their first win since the Victor Oladipo injury. Bogdanovic was rolling for the second most points he's scored in his career (44 in 2016). In the five games without Vic, Bogdanovic averaged 20.0 points, 4.2 boards, 1.6 dimes and 2.0 treys on a 49/37/94 shooting line. The scoring could be legit and he should be owned in standard leagues.
New Orleans Pelicans Fantasy Spin
Elfrid Payton (right ankle sprain) will not play vs. the Pacers on Monday. Frank Jackson has been starting in Payton's absence and is coming off a career-high 25 points, though he's offered little beyond scoring. Payton was really struggling prior to his injury, and there's no clear return date, so fantasy owners in 'win-now' mode should look elsewhere for value.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pacers are 1-5 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 2-7 against the number in their last nine road games.
The Pelicans have covered the spread in four of their last five games overall and are 4-1 ATS in their last five games coming off a loss.
The under has cashed in five of the last six meetings between these two teams and is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams in New Orleans. The under is also 7-2 in the Pacers’ last nine games overall, is 5-1 in their last six games versus an opponent with a losing record and has cashed in four of their last five games coming off one day of rest. Finally, the under is 17-4-1 in the Pelicans’ last 22 games versus a team with a winning record, is 8-3 in their last 11 home games and is 9-3 in their last 12 home games versus an opponent with a winning road record.
Monday NBA Prediction: Pacers/Pelicans under 217.5