Indiana Pacers 2022 Win Total Odds and Futures Betting Insights

Following last year’s 25-win campaign that failed to earn them a playoff berth, the Indiana Pacers carry an over/under of 23.5 wins for 2022-23. Pacers Win Total Futures Odds NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook . Odds updated Thursday at 4:29 PM …

Following last year’s 25-win campaign that failed to earn them a playoff berth, the Indiana Pacers carry an over/under of 23.5 wins for 2022-23.

Pacers Win Total Futures Odds

NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 4:29 PM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Win Total Over/Under: 23.5
  • Over 23.5 Wins Payout: -110
  • Under 23.5 Wins Payout: -110

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Pacers Betting Stats from 2021-22

  • The Pacers won 39 games against the spread last season, failing to cover 43 times.
  • Indiana won 15 of the 33 games it was listed as the moneyline favorite last season (45.5%).
  • Last season, Indy was the underdog 48 times and won nine, or 18.8%, of those games.
  • The Pacers posted 16 wins at home last season and nine on the road.
  • When favored by three or fewer points last season, the Pacers had a 7-10 record. They were 9-8 when favored by more than three points.
  • As a three-point (or fewer) underdog last season, Indy posted a 4-9 record. The team also was 5-30 when an underdog of more than three points.

Pacers Futures Betting Trends

  • The Pacers will have the seventh-hardest schedule in the NBA, based on their opponents’ combined win total last year (3407).
  • Indiana is facing the 15th-ranked divisional schedule this season (based on its Central Division opponents’ combined win total last year).
  • The Pacers will play 52 games this season against teams that finished above .500 in 2021-22. That schedule includes 23 games against teams that put up 50 or more victories and 12 tilts versus squads with 25 or fewer wins last year.
  • Indiana will take the court for just 12 contests this season against a team that had fewer wins than the Pacers did a season ago.
  • The Pacers have worse NBA Championship odds (+100000) than every opponent they match up against this year.

Indiana 2022 Key Players

  • Tyrese Haliburton: 15.3 PTS, 8.2 AST, 1.7 STL, 47.3 FG%, 41.4 3PT% (161-for-389)
  • Buddy Hield: 15.6 PTS, 40.6 FG%, 36.6 3PT% (262-for-716)
  • Myles Turner: 12.9 PTS, 7.1 REB, 2.8 BLK, 50.8 FG%, 33.2 3PT% (61-for-184)
  • James Johnson: 5.5 PTS, 46.9 FG%, 27.1 3PT% (23-for-85)

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Indiana Pacers 2022 Win Total Odds and Futures Betting Insights

Following last year’s 25-win campaign that failed to earn them a playoff berth, the Indiana Pacers carry an over/under of 23.5 wins for 2022-23. Pacers Win Total Futures Odds NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook . Odds updated Thursday at 4:29 PM …

Following last year’s 25-win campaign that failed to earn them a playoff berth, the Indiana Pacers carry an over/under of 23.5 wins for 2022-23.

Pacers Win Total Futures Odds

NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 4:29 PM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Win Total Over/Under: 23.5
  • Over 23.5 Wins Payout: -110
  • Under 23.5 Wins Payout: -110

OFFER: Claim your risk-free bet up to $350. Catch the excitement and start betting with Tipico Sportsbook! New customer offer in CO and NJ. 21+, see Tipico.com for Terms and Conditions. Bet now!

Pacers Betting Stats from 2021-22

  • The Pacers won 39 games against the spread last season, failing to cover 43 times.
  • Indiana won 15 of the 33 games it was listed as the moneyline favorite last season (45.5%).
  • Last season, Indy was the underdog 48 times and won nine, or 18.8%, of those games.
  • The Pacers posted 16 wins at home last season and nine on the road.
  • When favored by three or fewer points last season, the Pacers had a 7-10 record. They were 9-8 when favored by more than three points.
  • As a three-point (or fewer) underdog last season, Indy posted a 4-9 record. The team also was 5-30 when an underdog of more than three points.

Pacers Futures Betting Trends

  • The Pacers will have the seventh-hardest schedule in the NBA, based on their opponents’ combined win total last year (3407).
  • Indiana is facing the 15th-ranked divisional schedule this season (based on its Central Division opponents’ combined win total last year).
  • The Pacers will play 52 games this season against teams that finished above .500 in 2021-22. That schedule includes 23 games against teams that put up 50 or more victories and 12 tilts versus squads with 25 or fewer wins last year.
  • Indiana will take the court for just 12 contests this season against a team that had fewer wins than the Pacers did a season ago.
  • The Pacers have worse NBA Championship odds (+100000) than every opponent they match up against this year.

Indiana 2022 Key Players

  • Tyrese Haliburton: 15.3 PTS, 8.2 AST, 1.7 STL, 47.3 FG%, 41.4 3PT% (161-for-389)
  • Buddy Hield: 15.6 PTS, 40.6 FG%, 36.6 3PT% (262-for-716)
  • Myles Turner: 12.9 PTS, 7.1 REB, 2.8 BLK, 50.8 FG%, 33.2 3PT% (61-for-184)
  • James Johnson: 5.5 PTS, 46.9 FG%, 27.1 3PT% (23-for-85)

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Lakers nearly traded Russell Westbrook for Myles Turner and Buddy Hield last week, but they got cold feet

This would have changed everything for the Lakers.

It’s no secret that the Russell Westbrook era hasn’t gone well for the Lakers.

Westbrook has been at the center of trade talks for months now, although nothing has actually materialized. Los Angeles added guards Patrick Beverley and Dennis Schröder this offseason, which created a crowded backcourt and even less room for Westbrook.

According to Shams Charania, the situation was nearly resolved last week when the front office considered finalizing the long-rumored deal for Myles Turner and Buddy Hield with the Pacers.

Ultimately, however, the brain trust for the organization decided to punt on the move yet again (via The Athletic):

“Vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka, owner Jeanie Buss and senior basketball adviser Kurt Rambis seriously considered sending Westbrook and unprotected first-round picks in 2027 and 2029 to the Pacers for center Myles Turner and guard Buddy Hield, sources said. They held a series of meetings in the days leading up to camp to analyze the possible Pacers deal from every angle, with the views of Ham and Lakers executives Joey and Jesse Buss also being strongly considered in the process. The organization even delayed the midweek news conference for Pelinka and Ham as the debate continued.”

Charania reported that the Lakers opted not to do the deal because they wanted to reach a “consensus” and everyone had to have “confidence in the same vision” before agreeing to make the trade.

The decision-makers in question here include Rob Pelinka, Kurt Rambis, Jeanie Buss, Joey Buss, and Jesse Buss. According to Charania, Joey and Jesse have more influence within the organization now than ever before.

Pelinka indicated during a recent press conference that he is willing to trade future first-round draft picks, but the transaction ultimately has to be the right deal.

Until they eventually decide to make the move, however, Westbrook will have a chance to reinvent his game under new Lakers coach Darvin Ham.

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Lakers could get Buddy Hield, Myles Turner for two first-round picks

The Lakers and Pacers have talked this summer about a Russell Westbrook trade that would net L.A. Buddy Hield and Myles Turner.

Just because the Los Angeles Lakers are feeling optimistic about Russell Westbrook doesn’t mean they will not try to trade him anymore.

They have spent the last several months attempting to move him, but to no avail, partly because of their reported reluctance to part with two future first-round draft picks.

Those two future picks seem to be an nonnegotiable prerequisite for any type of Westbrook trade.

One deal that has been discussed is Westbrook and those picks to the Indiana Pacers for sharpshooter Buddy Hield and center Myles Turner.

One NBA reporter says the Pacers would say yes to that trade right now if Los Angeles would give up both picks with no protection.

Via Lakers Daily:

“Zach Lowe indicated on his ESPN podcast “The Lowe Post” (h/t Jacob Rhude) that a member of the Buss family or Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka could make a deal happen if they are willing to reconsider their past stance on the issue.

“‘The one I’ve said I would sleep over if I were a Buss or Mr. Pelinka is trading both picks to the Pacers for Buddy Hield and Myles Turner,’ Lowe said. ‘My best intel right now is if the Lakers called Indiana right now and said “Both picks unprotected,” the Pacers would do that deal, would probably do that deal.'”

Hield would give the Lakers a big dose of the accurate 3-point shooting they badly need. However, he is considered a weak defender, and he has a contract that will pay him about $21 million this year and $19 million next year.

Turner is a truly elite shot-blocker. But even though many have lauded his ability to stretch the floor, he is not the most accurate of 3-point shooters.

In addition, he has been injury prone. He is in the final year of his contract and is reportedly looking for a huge extension that he may not be able to justify.

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Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 4

With control of the 2000 NBA Finals hanging in the balance, a 21-year-old Kobe Bryant took control and proved he was a legend in the making.

During the 1999-2000 season, Kobe Bryant was starting to establish himself as arguably the NBA’s best all-around player, but he hadn’t proven he was clutch.

As the Los Angeles Lakers were playing the Indiana Pacers in the NBA Finals that June, he received his biggest opportunity to date. But the story started with what seemed to be a disaster.

Bryant badly sprained his ankle early in Game 2 and was forced to exit the contest. The injury was so bad he was held out of Game 3 in Indiana, which the Pacers won.

The Lakers were holding a tenuous 2-1 series lead when the decision was made to allow him to play in Game 4.

Early, he looked like he had significant trouble moving around the court. But as his ankle loosened up, he started to get into his normal rhythm.

With 2:33 left in overtime, Shaquille O’Neal fouled out. With L.A. clinging to a three-point lead, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for Indiana to tie the series.

But Bryant decided to instead turn it into one of his first great performances.

He made consecutive long jumpers to keep the Lakers in front of their opponent, and with five seconds remaining, he rebounded a Brian Shaw miss and put it in the basket.

Reggie Miller’s game-winning 3-point attempt missed, and L.A. took a 3-1 series lead with a 120-118 victory.

With 28 points, five assists and two blocked shots, Bryant had announced he was America’s newest sports hero. It would forever stand as his signature performance in the championship series.

Little did anyone know at the time that he would consistently turn in performances like this for more than the next decade.

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Pacers’ Bennedict Mathurin focusing on defense in training camp

Mathurin was known in college as a great offensive player, but it is his defense that he is focusing on in training camp.

Bennedict Mathurin was known in college as a great offensive player, but it is his defense that he is focusing more on as the Indiana Pacers open training camp this week.

Mathurin, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, averaged 17.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and one steal in 37 games last season at Arizona. His 655 points scored ranked ninth in program history, and he shot 45% from the floor and 36.9% from 3-point range.

The sixth pick took part in his first practice on Tuesday and was among the standouts, according to head coach Rick Carlisle. His group was dominant throughout its time on the court, especially on defense, which is something Mathurin is looking to showcase.

For me, it’s all about defense. Defense comes first and is what is going to get me on the court. (In) training camp, I have a chance to compete against the greatest players in the world, and I’m looking forward to compete pretty much the whole week.

The 6-foot-6, 195-pound Mathurin brings good size to the Pacers at his position that should enable him to handle the physicality of the NBA. He spent much of the summer working on his body and arrives at training camp in great shape.

The Pacers possess quite a bit of athleticism on the roster and believe that will help them on the defensive end. With Myles Turner and Isaiah Jackson in the paint and others behind them, the team believes it can make a jump defensively this year.

Though much of the roster just gathered this week, the players are already envisioning how they can come together on the court. Mathurin projects to be a big addition to the lineup that can space the floor and create for himself at times.

Tyrese Haliburton likes the idea of playing with him.

I think he is a guy who is aggressive, a heavy downhill scorer and can score at all three levels. I think playing in pick and roll, I can facilitate really well but I feel like I can score the ball as well. I think that is a pretty natural fit but there is just going to be growth that comes with it.

After finishing 25-57 last season, the Pacers are entering the year looking to improve upon that mark. The group went through quite a few changes last year and is hoping some continuity from the start of the season can help.

Indiana opens up its preseason schedule on Oct. 5.

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Baylor forward Kendall Brown signs two-way contract with Pacers

Brown averaged 9.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, two steals and 1.8 assists in five games in the Las Vegas Summer League.

Former Baylor forward Kendall Brown on Friday signed a two-way contract with the Indiana Pacers ahead of the 2022-23 season, the team announced.

The signing was first reported by Evan Sidery of BasketballNews.com.

Brown, who was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team, averaged 9.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and one steal last season. He finished with three double-doubles and nearly registered a triple-double on Nov. 15 with 13 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds versus Nicholls State.

The 48th pick played with the Pacers in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 9.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, two steals and 1.8 assists in five games. He turned in his best performance on July 15 with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field.

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Brown will split his time this season between Indiana and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA G League. He is eligible to spend no more than 50 games in the NBA and will earn a flat salary equal to 50% of the minimum salary applicable to a player with zero years of service.

The Pacers begin their preseason schedule on Oct. 5.

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Pacers wanted Talen Horton-Tucker in Russell Westbrook trade

The Indiana Pacers wanted the Lakers to include another important trade asset in a potential trade for Buddy Hield and Myles Turner.

If the Los Angeles Lakers are to trade Russell Westbrook before the start of training camp, there seems to be a good chance the Indiana Pacers will be involved.

For the last several weeks, there have been rumors the two teams have been talking about swapping Westbrook and draft compensation for Buddy Hield and Myles Turner.

Apparently, the Pacers wanted to expand the trade, but the Lakers said no for a familiar reason.

Via Hoops Hype:

“It seems like the best trade the Lakers can make if they want to move Russell Westbrook and try to win this season is with Indiana for Myles Turner and Buddy Hield,” wrote Michael Scotto. “One note that’s interesting is before the Lakers traded Talen Horton-Tucker to Utah in the Patrick Beverley trade, the Pacers were trying to get Horton-Tucker, I’m told. Essentially, Indiana was hoping to get Westbrook’s expiring contract, the Lakers’ two first-round picks in 2027 and 2029, along with Horton-Tucker for Turner, Hield and they wanted to make LA take Daniel Theis, who has some years looking ahead on his contract. Theis is more of a fit on a playoff-caliber team as we saw with the Celtics previously. The Lakers weren’t trying to essentially part with THT for Theis in that expanded trade package discussion after already having reservations about moving two first-round picks to get off Westbrook’s contract. In talking with people around the league, anybody that’s taking on Westbrook wants both of those first-round picks.”

Daniel Theis would’ve been an interesting addition to the Lakers. He can play both the 4 and 5, is a good rebounder and can occasionally block shots.

However, he would’ve made the team very crowded at the 5. Such a deal would’ve had left him, Turner, Thomas Bryant and Damian Jones there, not to mention Anthony Davis when he slides over to that position.

Plus, Horton-Tucker would’ve been gone and unable to be used in a separate trade.

As it turned out, he was sent to the Utah Jazz along with Stanley Johnson for Patrick Beverley, who is the type of role player the Lakers sorely need.

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5 players from the 2020 draft class with the most to prove in 2022-23

Rookie Wire took a look at five players from the 2020 NBA draft class that need to have strong 2022-23 campaigns.

The rookie class of 2020 entered the NBA with plenty of hype but faced much uncertainty and other related issues due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The group was not afforded the opportunity of a summer league, and had a truncated training camp and preseason schedule due to the nature of the 72-game schedule that year. Certainly, the class had its fair share of hurdles it had to overcome.

Since then, several players have emerged and had tremendous starts to their careers, including NBA Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards and Tyrese Haliburton. Elsewhere, others have needed additional time to get going due to various factors.

Now, with the class entering its third year in the NBA, several players — including some high draft picks — have yet to really take off and are still looking to find their footing. The class is extension eligible next summer, and many still need to prove themselves.

As a result, we decided to take a look at some of those draftees that enter the 2022-23 campaign with a lot to prove for their respective teams ahead of such an important season.

NBA Rookie of the Year: The updated odds after the Chet Holmgren injury

The NBA Rookie of the Year odds saw a drastic change on Thursday following the injury news to Chet Holmgren.

Teams in the NBA will not begin training camp for the 2022-23 season for another month, but the Rookie of the Year odds underwent a drastic change after a key injury.

Of course, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Thursday that Chet Holmgren will miss the season after suffering a Lisfranc injury in his right foot. The setback will require surgery, but he is expected to make a full recovery.

As the second pick, Holmgren was the subject of enormous expectations this season. He was viewed as a key addition to the Thunder and was a Rookie of the Year candidate. In fact, Holmgren had the third-best odds (plus-400) of winning the award prior to summer league.

With Holmgren out for the season, Tipico Sportsbook released an updated set of odds for the rookie class. There were several changes to the odds, not only accounting for the injury to Holmgren but also for how each player performed in summer league and other factors.

Here are the updated odds for the 2022-23 NBA Rookie of the Year race.