Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Injury Report, and Predictions for Dec. 26

Tyrese Haliburton (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Tyrese Haliburton (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Thanks to Tyrese Haliburton’s heroics, the Indiana Pacers managed to squeak past the Miami Heat to nab another impressive victory on the road on Friday, 111-108, moving back to an above .500 record with a 17-16 win-loss card entering the holidays.

Following Christmas, the Pacers face yet another tall task, as they remain on the road to take on the upstart New Orleans Pelicans, which are tied for second in the Western Conference. While Indiana has beaten them in their previous meeting this season, New Orleans has been one of the best teams in the league despite being rummaged by injuries.

Both teams split the season series last season. Indiana upended New Orleans earlier in the campaign at home and leads the all-time series, 27-18, though the latter has won four of their last seven head-to-head matchups.

100. Bally Sports Indiana. Monday, Dec 26. 20-12. 69. 17-16. NOP -6.5. 8 PM EST

Indiana Pacers: 16th (ORtg), 18th (DRtg), 6th (Pace), 18th (NRtg)
New Orleans Pelicans: 5th (ORtg), 6th (DRtg), 11th (Pace), 3rd (NRtg)

Pacers vs Pelicans Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick

The latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have New Orleans as sizable -6.5 favorites at home against visiting Indiana. The Pelicans stand as -250 money line favorites while the Pacers are currently +205 money line underdogs.

The over/under for this contest has been set at 236.5. The oddsmakers are expecting a high-scoring affair between both teams.

Projected Pacers Starting Lineup Tonight

SF: Buddy Hield

PF: Jalen Smith

C: Myles Turner

SG: Andrew Nembhard

PG: Tyrese Haliburton

Pacers Injury Report

Daniel Theis (knee) and Kendall Brown (leg) have been ruled out against New Orleans. Meanwhile, Jalen Smith (ankle) and Aaron Nesmith (ankle) are currently listed as game-time decisions.

Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction

New Orleans is a tough draw for Indiana, especially on the road. While the Pelicans are still missing Brandon Ingram, they have more than enough talent and depth on both ends to dominate. Facing matchup issues largely generated by Zion Williamson, expect the hosts to come out swinging early and thwart the Pacers’ winning streak in a high-scoring contest.

Pacers 108, Pelicans 119

What channel is the Indiana Pacers game on?’

Monday’s contest will be available on Bally Sports Indiana and will tip off at 8 PM EST.

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Pacers Next Game and Schedule

The Pacers open a four-game homestand against the Hawks, followed by meetings with the Cavaliers and the Clippers to end the calendar year. Indiana kicks off 2023 with a matchup against Toronto.

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Dec. 27 vs Atlanta

Dec. 29 vs Cleveland

Dec. 31 vs LA Clippers

Jan. 02 vs Toronto

*Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.