The Indiana Pacers are in the midst of a two-game win streak, something they haven’t done much of this season. They take on the Sacramento Kings who won’t have Domantas Sabonis and likely no De’Aaron Fox.
The Pacers would like to lose this game for their tanking hopes and drafting as highly as they can this year. The Kings are currently ahead of the Pacers in the draft standings at 5th, Indiana sits at 6th. An Indiana loss tonight would put them back in 5th.
On the season, the Pacers are 16-20 at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse and 14-13 against the West while the Kings are 9-25 on the road and 2-10 against the East. Indiana ranks 15th in offensive rating and 26th in defensive rating while Sacramento sits at 22nd and 28th respectively, on the same departments.
Pacers vs Kings Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBET (sign up with this link) have the Pacers as -5.5 favorites at home against the visiting Kings. Indiana stands as a -240 moneyline favorite while Sacramento is currently a +195 moneyline underdog.
The over/under for this contest has been set at 236.5. The oddsmakers are anticipating a very high-scoring affair between both teams.
Projected Pacers Starting Lineup Tonight
SF: Buddy Hield
PF: Oshae Brissett
C: Goga Bitadze
SG: Malcolm Brogdon
PG: Tyrese Haliburton
Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton (back), Chris Duarte (toe), and Isaiah Jackson are listed as questionable. Myles Turner (foot), and TJ McConnell (wrist) remain sidelined. Ricky Rubio (torn ACL) and TJ Warren (foot) are out for the season.
Kings: Terence Davis – Out Injury/Illness – Right Wrist; ECU Tendon Recovery, De’Aaron Fox – Doubtful Injury/Illness – Right Hand; Soreness, Richaun Holmes – Out Personal Reasons, Sabonis, Domantas – Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Contusion
Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction
Unfortunately, we won’t get to see the full trade battle between the Pacers and Kings. With no Sabonis and a handful of Pacers starters out, we’ll have to wait until next season to see the “revenge game”.
This will be a young players’ game and a test to see who really wants to lose more. I think the Pacers at home find a way to win against the Kings, but if Haliburton and Duarte don’t play I think it becomes much harder with the shorter rotation.
Pacers 118, Kings 109
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What channel is the Indiana Pacers game on?
Wednesday’s contest will air on Bally Sports Indiana (Indianapolis) and Bally Sports Midwest and will tip-off at 7:00 PM ET.
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Pacers Next Game and Schedule
Indiana travels to Memphis on the second night of a back-to-back. The Pacers then head north for a clash against Toronto.
Mar. 24 @ Memphis
Mar. 26 @ Toronto
Mar. 28 vs Atlanta
Mar. 30 vs Denver