How To Bet On Indiana Pacers

Betting on NBA teams in transition takes a lot of practice and skill. That’s the thing to remember with the Indiana Pacers. You needn’t avoid them on the betting slate entirely, but this is a team you need to watch before grabbing a handle of how you should bet for or against them. It’s the Pacers’ play style that molds this must follow approach. They are in the middle of a systematic overhaul. [+]

They have ditched traditional lineups and half-court offensive sets in favor of smaller personnel combinations, extra spacing, more three-pointers and increased speed. This is a solid decision in today’s NBA, but the style takes some time to perfect. The Pacers are in that gray area, where their offense is on some nights and off other nights. So that means there is extra value in understanding their opponents and the type of defense they’re running.

Good defenses are more likely to disrupt the Pacers’ more than usual. Bad defenses will provide Indiana with a nice offensive boon. This is logic you can apply to any kind of game bet—be it monelyline, against the spread or over/under wagers.

Indiana Pacers Next Game

As always, invest the most time in the Pacers’ next game before betting on them. Review the opponents and take a look at some of their past scores. Evaluate, evaluate, evaluate…. [+]

Evaluate not only their offense, but their defense. Detect an identity. Look at everything you can possibly think of, within reason of course, and then place your bets. It sounds intimidating, but it’s not. All you really need is to know their next opponent, which is why we’ve dropped it here for you.

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Indiana Pacers Regular Season Schedule

Big-picture alert. Take a gander at the Pacers’ forthcoming schedule. Preparation is the key to a bettor’s success, and planning ahead puts you in the driver’s seat. [+]

You’ll need to be prepared for things to change at a moment’s notice, as there is no predicting injuries or inexplicable rest days. But a team’s style of play and overall identity doesn’t shift much—not even after they incur the biggest of setbacks or changes. Understanding them and how they play is an invaluable baseline you can use to make successful bets long before the game in question even tips off.

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October 2016 (9)
Tue 4 Indiana Pacers 113 - 96 Pelicans +170 -196 Odds
Thu 6 Chicago Bulls 108 - 115 Indiana Pacers +152 -172 Odds
Sat 8 Indiana Pacers 105 - 121 Chicago Bulls +170 -196 Odds
Wed 12 Milwaukee Bucks 83 - 101 Indiana Pacers +200 -238 Odds
Fri 14 Indiana Pacers 106 - 114 Orlando Magic -169 +150 Odds
Wed 19 Indiana Pacers 103 - 111 Milwaukee Bucks -169 +150 Odds
Wed 26 Reg. Dallas Mavericks 121 - 130 Indiana Pacers
Fri 28 Reg. Indiana Pacers 94 - 103 Brooklyn Nets
Sat 29 Reg. Indiana Pacers 101 - 118 Chicago Bulls
November 2016 (16)
Tue 1 Reg. L.A. Lakers 108 - 115 Indiana Pacers
Thu 3 Reg. Indiana Pacers 107 - 125 Milwaukee Bucks -145 +125 Odds
Sat 5 Reg. Chicago Bulls 94 - 111 Indiana Pacers +145 -161 Odds
Mon 7 Reg. Indiana Pacers 100 - 122 Hornets +130 -141 Odds
Wed 9 Reg. Sixers 115 - 122 Indiana Pacers +635 -833 Odds
Fri 11 Reg. Indiana Pacers 105 - 109 Sixers -208 +185 Odds
Sat 12 Reg. Boston Celtics 105 - 99 Indiana Pacers -125 +105 Odds
Mon 14 Reg. Orlando Magic 69 - 88 Indiana Pacers +295 -345 Odds
Wed 16 Reg. Cavaliers 93 - 103 Indiana Pacers +135 -149 Odds
Fri 18 Reg. Phoenix Suns 116 - 96 Indiana Pacers +160 -179 Odds
Sun 20 Reg. Indiana Pacers 115 - 111 Thunder +400 -476 Odds
Mon 21 Reg. Warriors 120 - 83 Indiana Pacers -2500 +1350 Odds
Wed 23 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 96 - 85 Indiana Pacers -115 +100 Odds
Fri 25 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 97 - 118 Indiana Pacers +195 -213 Odds
Sun 27 Reg. L.A. Clippers 70 - 91 Indiana Pacers -769 +575 Odds
Wed 30 Reg. Indiana Pacers 109 - 131 Blazers +275 -333 Odds
December 2016 (15)
Sun 4 Reg. Indiana Pacers 111 - 102 L.A. Clippers +550 -667 Odds
Mon 5 Reg. Indiana Pacers 106 - 142 Warriors +950 -1429 Odds
Wed 7 Reg. Indiana Pacers 109 - 94 Phoenix Suns -164 +160 Odds
Fri 9 Reg. Indiana Pacers 103 - 111 Dallas Mavericks -164 +150 Odds
Sat 10 Reg. Blazers 111 - 118 Indiana Pacers -115 -105 Odds
Mon 12 Reg. Hornets 94 - 110 Indiana Pacers -125 +105 Odds
Wed 14 Reg. Indiana Pacers 89 - 95 Miami Heat -115 +104 Odds
Thu 15 Reg. Indiana Pacers 95 - 102 Pelicans +130 -145 Odds
Sat 17 Reg. Indiana Pacers 105 - 90 Detroit Pistons +170 -196 Odds
Mon 19 Reg. Wizards 105 - 107 Indiana Pacers +185 -204 Odds
Tue 20 Reg. Indiana Pacers 111 - 118 New York Knicks +175 -179 Odds
Thu 22 Reg. Boston Celtics 109 - 102 Indiana Pacers -120 +105 Odds
Mon 26 Reg. Indiana Pacers 85 - 90 Chicago Bulls +120 -125 Odds
Wed 28 Reg. Indiana Pacers 105 - 111 Wizards +165 -179 Odds
Fri 30 Reg. Chicago Bulls 101 - 111 Indiana Pacers +155 -169 Odds
January 2017 (13)
Sun 1 Reg. Orlando Magic 104 - 117 Indiana Pacers +210 -244 Odds
Tue 3 Reg. Indiana Pacers 121 - 116 Detroit Pistons +195 -204 Odds
Thu 5 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 109 - 121 Indiana Pacers +485 -625 Odds
Sat 7 Reg. New York Knicks 109 - 123 Indiana Pacers +245 -294 Odds
Thu 12 Reg. Indiana Pacers 112 - 140 Denver Nuggets -179 +160 Odds
Mon 16 Reg. Pelicans 95 - 98 Indiana Pacers +180 -208 Odds
Wed 18 Reg. Indiana Pacers 106 - 100 Sacramento Kings +120 -141 Odds
Fri 20 Reg. Indiana Pacers 95 - 108 L.A. Lakers -164 +155 Odds
Sat 21 Reg. Indiana Pacers 100 - 109 Utah Jazz +250 -294 Odds
Mon 23 Reg. New York Knicks 109 - 103 Indiana Pacers +190 -204 Odds
Thu 26 Reg. Indiana Pacers 109 - 103 Wolves +140 -149 Odds
Fri 27 Reg. Sacramento Kings 111 - 115 Indiana Pacers +165 -169 Odds
Sun 29 Reg. Houston Rockets 101 - 120 Indiana Pacers -164 +145 Odds
February 2017 (13)
Wed 1 Reg. Indiana Pacers 98 - 88 Orlando Magic -145 +125 Odds
Fri 3 Reg. Indiana Pacers 106 - 97 Brooklyn Nets -263 +230 Odds
Sat 4 Reg. Detroit Pistons 84 - 105 Indiana Pacers +130 -145 Odds
Mon 6 Reg. Thunder 90 - 93 Indiana Pacers +185 -204 Odds
Wed 8 Reg. Cavaliers 132 - 117 Indiana Pacers -161 +145 Odds
Fri 10 Reg. Indiana Pacers 107 - 112 Wizards +205 -238 Odds
Sat 11 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 116 - 100 Indiana Pacers +230 -244 Odds
Mon 13 Reg. Spurs 110 - 106 Indiana Pacers -204 +180 Odds
Wed 15 Reg. Indiana Pacers 104 - 113 Cavaliers +211 -250 Odds
Thu 16 Reg. Wizards 111 - 98 Indiana Pacers -145 +130 Odds
Fri 24 Reg. Grizzlies 92 - 102 Indiana Pacers -115 -105 Odds
Sat 25 Reg. Indiana Pacers 95 - 113 Miami Heat +170 -179 Odds
Mon 27 Reg. Indiana Pacers 117 - 108 Houston Rockets
March 2017 (16)
Wed 1 Reg. Indiana Pacers 99 - 100 Spurs +445 -556 Odds
Sun 5 Reg. Indiana Pacers 97 - 96 Atlanta Hawks +147 -149 Odds
Mon 6 Reg. Indiana Pacers 88 - 100 Hornets +165 -189 Odds
Wed 8 Reg. Detroit Pistons 98 - 115 Indiana Pacers +155 -175 Odds
Fri 10 Reg. Indiana Pacers 85 - 99 Milwaukee Bucks +110 -125 Odds
Sun 12 Reg. Miami Heat 98 - 102 Indiana Pacers +220 -233 Odds
Tue 14 Reg. Indiana Pacers 81 - 87 New York Knicks -149 +133 Odds
Wed 15 Reg. Hornets 77 - 98 Indiana Pacers +135 -149 Odds
Sun 19 Reg. Indiana Pacers 91 - 116 Toronto Raptors +125 -141 Odds
Mon 20 Reg. Utah Jazz 100 - 107 Indiana Pacers -125 +125 Odds
Wed 22 Reg. Indiana Pacers 100 - 109 Boston Celtics +235 -278 Odds
Fri 24 Reg. Denver Nuggets 125 - 117 Indiana Pacers +105 -122 Odds
Sun 26 Reg. Sixers 94 - 107 Indiana Pacers +355 -417 Odds
Tue 28 Reg. Wolves 115 - 114 Indiana Pacers +158 -179 Odds
Wed 29 Reg. Indiana Pacers 97 - 110 Grizzlies +155 -175 Odds
Fri 31 Reg. Indiana Pacers 100 - 111 Toronto Raptors +195 -227 Odds
April 2017 (6)
Sun 2 Reg. Indiana Pacers 130 - 135 Cavaliers +330 -400 Odds
Tue 4 Reg. Toronto Raptors 90 - 108 Indiana Pacers +143 -145 Odds
Thu 6 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 89 - 104 Indiana Pacers +175 -196 Odds
Sat 8 Reg. Indiana Pacers 127 - 112 Orlando Magic -189 +166 Odds
Mon 10 Reg. Indiana Pacers 19:00 Sixers -345 +270 Odds
Wed 12 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 20:00 Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers Standings

Like every other Eastern Conference team, the Pacers’ place in the standings is most important for betting futures. It can help you a great deal in advance of some individual games. [+]

For example, if the Pacers are playing a team that’s, by far, inferior or superior. But it’s most useful when trying to decide how far you think they can get in the playoffs.

So many of the East’s teams are close together, which can make forecasting first-round matchups extremely hard, if not impossible. But you’ll always have a rough idea of around two to four opponets they could face, and you can map out their theoretical path to the Eastern Conference Finals and NBA Finals from there.

Are they genuine threats to win the East? Can they actually contend for an NBA title? A lot goes in to answering those questions, but understanding where the Pacers sit relative to the rest of the East—as well as the rest of the league—is a great place to start.

NBA
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# team P W L + - %
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 80 51 29 8844 8565 0.638
2 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 80 51 29 8631 8442 0.638
3 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 81 50 31 8664 8334 0.617
4 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 80 48 32 8746 8594 0.600
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 80 42 38 8270 8349 0.525
6 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 80 41 39 8314 8321 0.513
7 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 80 40 40 8394 8439 0.500
8 Miami Heat Miami Heat 80 39 41 8226 8150 0.488
9 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 80 39 41 8201 8252 0.488
10 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 80 37 43 8099 8183 0.463
11 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 80 36 44 8446 8393 0.450
12 New York Knicks New York Knicks 81 30 51 8442 8744 0.370
13 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 80 28 52 8176 8633 0.350
14 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 80 28 52 8100 8596 0.350
15 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 80 20 60 8495 8999 0.250
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 80 51 29 8844 8565 0.638
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 80 41 39 8314 8321 0.513
3 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 80 40 40 8394 8439 0.500
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 80 39 41 8201 8252 0.488
5 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 80 37 43 8099 8183 0.463
1 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 80 61 19 8442 7847 0.763
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 80 54 26 9239 8742 0.675
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 81 43 38 8146 8099 0.531
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 80 33 47 8357 8520 0.413
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 80 32 48 7838 8067 0.400
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 80 66 14 9295 8350 0.825
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 80 61 19 8442 7847 0.763
3 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 80 54 26 9239 8742 0.675
4 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 80 49 31 8052 7739 0.613
5 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 80 49 31 8671 8368 0.613
6 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 80 46 34 8536 8470 0.575
7 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 81 43 38 8146 8099 0.531
8 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 80 40 40 8652 8693 0.500
9 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 80 38 42 8941 8923 0.475
10 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 80 33 47 8357 8520 0.413
11 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 80 32 48 7838 8067 0.400
12 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 79 31 48 8332 8415 0.392
13 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 80 31 49 8206 8529 0.388
14 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 79 24 55 8263 8825 0.304
15 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 81 24 57 8727 9164 0.296
1 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 80 49 31 8052 7739 0.613
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 80 46 34 8536 8470 0.575
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 80 40 40 8652 8693 0.500
4 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 80 38 42 8941 8923 0.475
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 79 31 48 8332 8415 0.392
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 80 48 32 8746 8594 0.600
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 80 42 38 8270 8349 0.525
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 80 39 41 8226 8150 0.488
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 80 36 44 8446 8393 0.450
5 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 80 28 52 8100 8596 0.350
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 80 51 29 8631 8442 0.638
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 81 50 31 8664 8334 0.617
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 81 30 51 8442 8744 0.370
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 80 28 52 8176 8633 0.350
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 80 20 60 8495 8999 0.250
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 80 66 14 9295 8350 0.825
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 80 49 31 8671 8368 0.613
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 80 31 49 8206 8529 0.388
4 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 79 24 55 8263 8825 0.304
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 81 24 57 8727 9164 0.296

The Impact of Paul George and Myles Turner

Take the Pacers’ future seriously. Very seriously. Paul George is already a superstar, and rookie Myles Turner is way ahead of schedule. That’s important, because today’s NBA is built for the both of them to dominate.

The NBA values wings who can defend, shoot and play multiple positions, and that’s actually what George does. The league is also a field day for big men who can protect the rim and shoot threes. They are, as Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder once pointed out, the unicorns of basketball. And the Pacers have one in Turner. That’s huge.

Pair the most polished possible versions of both of them together, and the Pacers become a real Eastern Conference contender. And because Turner is ahead of schedule, that’s happening soon. This is a fact—not a theory, but a fact—you can use to steer bets on how many games they’ll win, whether or not they’ll make a play for the Eastern Conference throne, and whether they’re on the brink of a championship.

Moving forward, at least for the next year or two, the Pacers should only be viewed as long-shot championship bets. Throw down a small wager if you’re so inclined. The real money rests in betting on their win total. You’ll have a sense right away if places like TopBet or Bovada, among other sportsbooks, are overvaluing or devaluing how devasting George and Turner can be.

In about a year or two, you can start getting serious about betting on their championship and conference odds.