Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/24/2022 Picks Predictions Previews
The New Orleans Pelicans are hosting the Indiana Pacers at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 20:00 ET in this matchup between two squads with negative records and the same number of wins, sitting well outside the playoff places of their respective conference.
The Pelicans are coming off a win that snapped a two-game losing streak, while on the other hand the Pacers are coming off a defeat that ended their previous two-game winning streak.
The Pelicans have a 17-28 record this season and are sitting on the 11th place of the West. They are 21-24 against the spread and 18-26-1 in over/under. They are coming off a road victory against the New York Knicks with a 102-91 score, beating the odds.
They shot with 50% from the field and had six players in double digit scoring, including all of their starters. Jonas Valanciunas led the way with 18 points and a team-high 10 boards, while Josh Hart added 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
Brandon Ingram leads the team in scoring with 22.4 ppg, adding 6.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game but he is out with an injury. Jonas Valanciunas follows with 18.4 ppg and a team-high 12 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans average 105.5 ppg offensively while allowing 109.7 ppg defensively. They have a 43.8% field goal percentage and a 33.8% 3-point percentage.
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The Pacers have a 17-30 record so far this season and are sitting in the third to last place of the East. They are 23-22-2 against the spread and 22-25 in over/under.
They are coming off a road defeat against the Phoenix Suns with a 103-113 score, beating the odds. They got outscored with a 20-33 score in the third quarter and could not bounce back from that. Chris Duarte and Lance Stephenson led the team in scoring with 17 points apiece, with Duarte adding 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
Domantas Sabonis leads the team both in scoring with 19 ppg and in rebounding with 11.9, adding 4.9 assists per game. Malcolm Brogdon follows with 18.5 ppg adding 5.1 rebounds and a team-high 5.9 assists per game but both are out with injuries.
The Pacers average 108.2 ppg offensively, while allowing 109.1 ppg defensively. They have a 45.6% field goal percentage and a 32.8% 3-point percentage.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Pacers won at home with a 111-94 score. The Pelicans are 7-3 against the spread in their previous 10 meetings. Over is 4-2 in their last six meetings.
The Pelicans have a 10-11 home record this season, while the Pacers are 5-18 on the road. The Pacers have been terrible on the road so I’m going to pick the hosting Pelicans to beat the odds today.
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NBA Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans 01-24-2022 Picks Predictions Previews
Time: 20:00 ET
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
Date: Monday, January 24, 2022
NBA Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans Pelicans -3
NBA Totals: +215.5