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Indiana Pacers at New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Picks – Pelicans To Avenge Indiana NBA Defeat

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01 Mar 2024
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Leigh Copson 01 Mar 2024
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  • Indiana Pacers at New Orleans Pelicans picks for Friday, March 1
  • NBA matchup is taking place at Smoothie King Center
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Indiana Pacers at New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Picks

New Orleans are tipped to cover as they avenge Wednesday's loss.

The home team has tended to come out on top in recent meetings, and Indiana have been hit or miss on the road this season.

  • The home team has won each of the last 5 meetings
  • Indiana Pacers are 13-14 on the road this season
  • The Under cashed when the two teams met on Wednesday
  • The Under has hit in each of New Orleans' last 4 games

Head To Head

  • Indiana Pacers lead the all-time series 28-19
  • Indiana Pacers won 123-114 when the two teams last met on February 28

Indiana Pacers Form

Indiana head to New Orleans on the back of a home victory over the Pelicans – their seventh win in their last 10 games.

The Pacers snapped a three-game skid with a 115-99 win in Charlotte, and backed that up with a 132-129 home victory against Houston.

They then sandwiched a 125-111 win in New York with a defeats to Golden State, 131-109, and Charlotte, 111-102, but their response was strong as they won the next three.

Indiana won 127-125 in Toronto, before returning home to down Detroit 129-115 and Dallas 113-111.

The Pacers then bounced back from a 130-122 defeat to Toronto with a 123-114 victory against New Orleans.

New Orleans Pelicans Form

New Orleans head home looking to get back on track after losing three of their last four games.

The Pelicans were in good form for much of February, stringing together a couple of four-game win streaks.

The first saw them beat Houston 110-99, San Antonio 114-113, Toronto 138-100 and the LA Clippers 117-106, before finally seeing that run end with a 139-122 defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers.

New Orleans bounced back from that loss with a 93-84 win in Portland, and they backed that up by beating Memphis 96-87, Washington 133-126 and Houston 127-105.

The Pelicans dropped the next two though, losing 106-95 to Miami and 114-106 to Chicago, and they then failed to build on a 115-92 win over New York as they lost 123-114 at Indiana.

Verdict

The team playing at home has won the last five meetings, and given Indiana's underwhelming road record we expect that trend to continue.

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Best Bet2: Under 237.5 Total Points @-111.11 at Stake.us - 2 Units
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