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Pacers to Cover vs Pelicans in NBA Picks for March 1

Teams will clash for the second game in a row when the New Orleans Pelicans host the Indiana Pacers on Friday. This will be the second and final meeting between the two this season after Indiana downed the Pelicans at home two days ago for its fourth win in five games. New Orleans will now be looking to return the favor and avoid a sweep, and though NBA odds favors it at home, the Pacers should keep it close.

 

Pacers to Cover vs Pelicans in NBA Picks for March 1
Pacers to Cover vs Pelicans in NBA Picks for March 1

Pacers vs Pelicans Game Information

  1. Game: Pacers (34-26) vs Pelicans (35-25)
  2. Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
  3. Day Game: Friday, March 1
  4. Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
  5. Pacers vs Pelicans Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

 

The Indiana Pacers will aim for the season sweep when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday at the Smoothie King Center. NBA betting lines favor the Pelicans by five points, with the sportsbook setting the total at 238½ points.

 

Pacers vs Pelicans Head-to-Head

 

Pacers vs Pelicans Odds and Spreads

 

  1. Pacers are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.
  2. The Pacers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog of 5.0-10.5.
  3. Pelicans are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a home favorite of 0.5-4.5.
  4. Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5.
  5. With their .533 ATS win percentages this year, both the Pelicans (32-28-0 ATS) and the Pacers (32-28-0 ATS) have had similar seasons in attempting to cover the spread.
  6. New Orleans covers the spread when it is a 5.5-point favorite or more 57.9% of the time.
  7. Indiana covers as an underdog of 5.5 or more 50% of the time.
  8. The Pacers are 3-1 ATS in their last 4 games.

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Pacers vs Pelicans ATS Pick: Pacers +5

Although the Pelicans are at home, that hasn’t seemed to have made much of a difference for them lately, as they have dropped two of their last three in New Orleans.

The Pelicans have been slipping recently, losing three of four with their offense failing to keep up with opposing teams, averaging 107.5 points. That includes the loss to the Pacers, where New Olreans managed 114 points and couldn’t contain the league-leading offense. Indiana finished with 123 points on 49% shooting.

The Pacers, meanwhile, have been on a roll, with their offense continuing to heat up, averaging 126.8 points in their last five. Though they now go on the road, that shouldn’t slow them down – the Pacers have scored 118 points a game in their last three on the road.

With New Orleans’ current slide and Indiana staying hot, expect the Pacers to keep things interesting on the road in the rematch Friday night.

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Pacers vs Pelicans Player Prop Pick: Pascal Siakam Over 21.5 Points (-115)

Pascal Siakam has continued to contribute in a meaningful way since joining Indiana, averaging 21.3 points for second on the team. He had a strong finish to February as well, scoring at least 22 points in three of his last five games, including a 24-point performance over the Pelicans on Wednesday.

Siakam has been solid on the road as well, averaging 21.5 points. With the Pacers looking to keep it tight against the Pelicans yet again, they’ll likely look to him for another strong game to help do that.

 

Pacers vs Pelicans Prediction

Pelicans 122, Pacers 118

 

 

Questions Of The Day

What is the Pacers’ record on the road?


Indiana has a 14-14 record away from home.

Who leads the Pacers in scoring?


Tyrese Haliburton leads Indiana, averaging 21.4 points.

 

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