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NBA : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 10/30/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore




INDIANA (60 - 40) at NEW ORLEANS (27 - 55)
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Wednesday, 10/30/2013 8:05 PM
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716NEW ORLEANS186.5187.5
INDIANA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games60-40+4.754-4650-5094.246.543.6%54.490.945.242.2%49.0
Road Games22-28-1.724-2623-2790.543.743.0%52.891.944.743.1%48.8
Last 5 Games2-3-0.32-32-388.244.845.1%50.694.449.844.0%42.2
INDIANA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)94.246.535-7943.6%7-2034.3%18-2574.5%541320207156
vs opponents surrendering97.649.337-8145.3%7-2035.9%17-2275.3%501122208145
Team Stats (Road Games)90.543.734-7843.0%6-1931.7%17-2374.7%531219217166
Stats Against (All Games)90.945.234-8142.2%6-1733.3%16-2275.9%491119228135
vs opponents averaging97.749.137-8245.3%8-2136.2%16-2274.9%501122208145
Stats Against (Road Games)91.944.735-8143.1%6-1733.9%17-2276.1%491119228135

NEW ORLEANS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games27-55-9.240-4143-3994.146.344.8%48.997.948.947.1%46.6
Home Games16-25-10.219-2220-2193.046.744.9%49.695.247.046.2%46.2
Last 5 Games0-5-52-33-295.043.441.8%53.2105.452.451.0%46.6
NEW ORLEANS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)94.146.336-8044.8%7-1836.3%15-2077.6%491221206145
vs opponents surrendering98.349.437-8245.1%7-2035.8%17-2275.3%501122208145
Team Stats (Home Games)93.046.736-8144.9%7-1836.3%14-1974.4%501323197136
Stats Against (All Games)97.948.937-7847.1%8-2137.4%16-2275.9%471023198136
vs opponents averaging98.749.737-8245.4%7-2035.8%17-2375.4%511122208145
Stats Against (Home Games)95.247.036-7846.2%8-2137.5%16-2076.9%461022188136
Average power rating of opponents played: INDIANA 96.3,  NEW ORLEANS 96
INDIANA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
10/30/2013@ NEW ORLEANS              
11/5/2013@ DETROIT              
11/9/2013@ BROOKLYN              

NEW ORLEANS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
11/1/2013@ ORLANDO              
11/6/2013@ MEMPHIS              
11/8/2013LA LAKERS              
11/10/2013@ PHOENIX              
11/12/2013@ LA LAKERS              
11/13/2013@ UTAH              
INDIANA: GUARDS: GEORGE HILL is less of a creator and more of a game-manager/scorer, which fits fine in this starting five . . . LANCE STEPHENSON continues to be an enigma. His speed pushing the ball in transition is an asset, but his terrible shooting and bizarre decision-making often makes him a liability in the half court . . . C.J. WATSON has proven to be a capable second-unit point guard, but he's on his third team in three years because he's managed to give away two playoff games with monumentally bad moments . . . ORLANDO JOHNSON is unlikely to see meaningful minutes, but his role should grow slightly now that Gerald Green is gone. FORWARDS: This is PAUL GEORGE'S team. Once a do-it-all role player, he's now polished enough to create his own offense . . . As expected, DAVID WEST bounced back in his second season off a torn ACL. He's still deadly as a mid-range shooter, a savvy passer and a strong rebounder . . . LUIS SCOLA slides into Tyler Hansbrough's old role as a second-unit banger, and insurance for West and Roy Hibbert . . . DANNY GRANGER is in no-man's land. He's not better than Paul George, and probably no longer an upgrade over Lance Stephenson. His best asset may be his expiring deal . . . CHRIS COPELAND can't defend, but gives the Pacers a three-point threat . . . SOLOMON HILL doesn't figure to contribute this season. CENTERS: ROY HIBBERT proved capable of handling more minutes last season, but Indy will likely still be cautious with their asthmatic 7-foot-2 center during the regular season . . . IAN MAHINMI is back to give his six fouls and move some bodies out of the paint.
NEW ORLEANS: GUARDS: JRUE HOLIDAY is perfect for head coach Monty Williams. He defends and can create in the half-court set . . . ERIC GORDON didn't want New Orleans to match his deal two offseasons ago, and he spent last year letting everyone know it. If healthy and motivated (two big 'ifs') he's a 20-point scorer . . . TYREKE EVANS will get some starts at the three and come off the bench at times. Either way, he is the kind of aggressive (if sometimes out-of- control) offensive threat this lineup needs . . . Even after an injury-filled season, ANTHONY MORROW's shooting could earn him a rotation spot . . . AUSTIN RIVERS was overmatched last season, to the point where he didn't seem to belong in the NBA. It's tough to see the win-now Pels relying on him often. FORWARDS: ANTHONY DAVIS was overwhelmed by Williams' complex defensive schemes, and opponents consistently took him out of plays with screen-and-rolls at him. Williams will surely use some of his new talent to allow Davis to roam more on defense . . . RYAN ANDERSON's defensive shortcomings could lead to a drop in playing time, but his shooting and the spacing it creates is too valuable to this offense . . . AL-FAROUQ AMINU will likely split time with Tyreke Evans at the three. He's more valuable defensively, and is starting to show some signs of improvement on offense . . . DARIUS MILLER has a shot to break into the rotation if his defense improves . . . LANCE THOMAS is a long athlete who is capable of playing some good defensive minutes . . . ARINZE ONUAKU most likely won't see the floor for more than a minute at a time. CENTERS: JASON SMITH might be their most complete defensive big man, and that should be enough to earn him solid minutes . . . GREG STIEMSMA is more off a warm body, but he at least gives them another rim-protecting option . . . JEFF WITHEY will spend most of the season on the bench learning Williams' complex schemes.
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*Pacers-Pelicans Preview* =========================


Indiana (0-0) at New Orleans (0-0), 8:00 p.m. EDT

NBA basketball is undergoing a drastic change in New Orleans.

No, it's not just the team's new nickname, the renovated arena or the retooled roster. Expectations have risen for a franchise that lost roughly 68 percent of its games over the last two years, and the Pelicans aren't hiding from them as they open their season at home Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers.

"I believe we can make the playoffs," said 2012 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis, who averaged 13.5 points and 8.2 rebounds as a rookie. "We know it's going to be a lot of hard work, but we're prepared for it."

The then-Hornets went 21-45 in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 campaign and finished 27-55 last season, missing the playoffs for the third time in four years. New owner Tom Benson, who also owns the NFL's Saints, rebranded the franchise with a more New Orleans-themed nickname and gave general manager Dell Demps free reign to improve the roster.

He seemingly has done just that, acquiring Philadelphia All-Star Jrue Holiday in a draft-night trade in exchange for the No. 6 overall pick. He also sent starting point guard Greivis Vasquez to Sacramento and center Robin Lopez to Portland in a three-team deal that brought in Tyreke Evans and center Jeff Withey.

"Obviously, there's something new here and I'm really excited to be a part of it," said Holiday, who averaged a career-best 17.7 points for the 76ers in 2012-13.

Coach Monty Williams appears to have more talent to work with on his roster. Ryan Anderson, the team's leader with 1,309 points last season, returns along with Eric Gordon, who averaged 17.0 points in only 42 games while battling a knee injury.

"I've been dealing with injuries and so forth, but when you have a lot of talented guys, where you have a chance to grow together ... anything can happen," Gordon said. "We have the talent to be a playoff team."

Williams also is expecting Davis to take a step forward in his second season.

"You're going to see a more confident Anthony," Williams said. "Last year, I thought he was trying to do the right thing and please everybody. Now he's just learning that you just got to go out there and play."

The Pelicans' quest for the playoffs begins Wednesday as they look to end a four-game skid against Indiana, which came within one victory of the NBA Finals last season.

The Pacers (1-0), projected by many to make another deep playoff run, pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Orlando 97-87 in their opener Tuesday. Paul George, last season's Most Improved Player, scored a game-high 24 points.

"We've got to win the battles, win the tough games and we've got to win the games that we should win," George said. "We have to take care of business early and not rely on the end of the season to start playing well and start getting a streak going. We have to start a streak early."

David West, who spent his first eight seasons with New Orleans, finished with 13 points for Indiana, which trailed by four at halftime and committed 20 turnovers.

Roy Hibbert, who had 16 rebounds, eight points and seven blocks, limped to the bench in the fourth quarter after taking a fall, but coach Frank Vogel said he expects his center to play Wednesday.

West scored a game-high 25 and George had 17 points and 12 rebounds as Indiana beat New Orleans 81-75 in the most recent meeting Dec. 22.

Last Updated: 5/26/2018 7:08:23 AM EST

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