Indiana
Pacers
Stadium Bankers Life Fieldhouse
39-26 Overall | EASTERN 5th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division109.3107.4
Schedule
Regular season
Mon  3/2
@
San Antonio
W116-111
Wed  3/4
@
Milwaukee
L100-119
Fri  3/6
@
Chicago
W108-102
Sun  3/8
@
Dallas
W112-109
Tue  3/10
vs
Boston
L111-114
Sat  3/14
@
Philadelphia
POSTPONED
Wed  3/18
vs
Golden State
POSTPONED
Fri  3/20
vs
Miami
POSTPONED
Sat  3/21
vs
Cleveland
POSTPONED
Mon  3/23
vs
Phoenix
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their championship odds are 100/1, 1% (#13 best). Their simulation based win percentage (0.9%) is not better than their odds implied probability but it would be if not for the juice on the lines. They are a good bet to win the East at 35/1, 2.8%. Their sim chance is 5%. They are projected to win 49 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 46.5. They are basically a lock to make the playoffs even without winning their division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #6 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 36.8-28.2. At 39-26 they are in line with these expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down 134 units. They are one of the best teams against the spread (33-27-5) for a 330 profit. Their over-under record is 34-29 with 2 pushes. Their next game vs the 76ers should be close. The Pacers are winning 48 percent of computer simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (AVERAGE): Their true FG% is 56.5% (#16 in League). They average 108 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 108.1. On the road they average 107.3 (106.5 expected), and at home 108.7 ppg (109.8 expected).

DEFENSE (STRENGTH): They are an above average defensive team holding opponents to 55 true FG% (#8 in League). They allow 104.7 pts per game vs an expected value of 106.4. They are allowing 108.3 (107.7 expected) on the road, and at home 101 ppg (105.2 expected).

REBOUNDING (WEAKNESS): They are outrebounded by opponents by 1.9 per game (#22 in league).

TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 1.2 per game (#6 in league). Worst in their past 7 games with a turnover margin of -0.6.

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Domantas Sabonis who is projected to be the #6 Forward the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
88 Bitadze, Goga C6-1125007/20/19990No College
10 Bowen, Brian SG6-619010/02/19980No College
7 Brogdon, Malcolm PG6-522912/11/19923Virginia
3 Holiday, Aaron PG6-018509/30/19961UCLA
8 Holiday, Justin SF6-618004/05/19896Washington
24 Johnson, Alize PF6-721204/22/19961Missouri State
26 Lamb, Jeremy SG6-518005/30/19927Connecticut
22 Leaf, TJ PF6-1022204/30/19972UCLA
9 McConnell, T.J. PG6-119003/25/19924Duquesne; Arizona
20 McDermott, Doug SF6-722501/03/19925Creighton
15 Mitrou-Long, Naz SG6-321808/03/19932Iowa State
4 Oladipo, Victor SG6-421305/04/19926Indiana
11 Sabonis, Domantas PF6-1124005/03/19963Gonzaga
14 Sampson, JaKarr SF6-721403/20/19934St. John's (N.Y.)
5 Sumner, Edmond PG6-419612/31/19952Xavier (Ohio)
33 Turner, Myles C6-1125003/24/19964Texas
1 Warren, T.J. SF6-822009/05/19935North Carolina State