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NBA Game Preview - underdogs vs at New Orleans

Indiana PacersNew Orleans Pelicans
1-0October 30, 2013, 08:00 | New Orleans Arena0-0

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Wednesday when the Pelicans try to run the Pacers off the court at New Orleans Arena in pro hoops action.

New Orleans battles the Pacers, currently with a 1-0 mark (0-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 42-39-1 for the Pelicans and 0-1 for the Pacers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as -3-point in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 187.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 21-rated Pelicans and the No. 5-rated Pacers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-83 win for the Pacers on Wednesday.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 97-87 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Indiana earned a 97-87 victory over Orlando on Tuesday, getting 24 points from Paul George at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 99-87 loser on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Hornets endured a 99-87 loss at the hands of the Mavericks on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Eric Gordon at American Airlines Center.

Next up:
Indiana at Cleveland, Saturday, November 2nd
New Orleans at Orlando, Friday, November 1st