New Orleans plays Indiana, looks for 4th straight road win

New Orleans Pelicans (35-24, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (33-26, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

Indianapolis; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Pacers -5.5; over/under is 238.5

BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans hits the road against Indiana trying to prolong its three-game road winning streak.

The Pacers have gone 19-12 at home. Indiana leads the league with 57.0 points in the paint. Pascal Siakam leads the Pacers averaging 12.8.

The Pelicans are 18-12 on the road. New Orleans is eighth in the NBA with 44.4 rebounds per game led by Jonas Valanciunas averaging 9.6.

The Pacers make 50.8% of their shots from the field this season, which is 4.6 percentage points higher than the Pelicans have allowed to their opponents (46.2%). The Pacers average 116.1 points per game, 6.0 fewer points than the 122.1 the Pacers allow to opponents.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 21.5 points and 11.6 assists for the Pacers. Siakam is averaging 21.1 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.

Valanciunas is scoring 13.7 points per game and averaging 9.6 rebounds for the Pelicans. Zion Williamson is averaging 20.7 points and 5.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 6-4, averaging 121.6 points, 38.6 rebounds, 31.7 assists, 8.8 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 52.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.5 points per game.

Pelicans: 7-3, averaging 114.2 points, 44.4 rebounds, 28.1 assists, 9.5 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.9 points.

INJURIES: Pacers: Doug McDermott: out (calf), Aaron Nesmith: day to day (shin).

Pelicans: Dyson Daniels: out (knee), CJ McCollum: out (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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