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Pacers Odds, Spreads, & Props 2024

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2023

The Indiana Pacers took a step forward in their second year under Rick Carlisle, improving from 25 wins to 35. Rising star Tyrese Haliburton averaged a double-double at 20.7 points and 10.4 assists per game, and at just 23 years old, he already looks like the future of the franchise.

After missing out on the playoffs in 2022-23, the Pacers will at least be eyeing a spot in the NBA Play-In Tournament this coming season. The competition will be stiff, but there are several reasons why Pacers fans should feel optimistic about the upcoming campaign.

Here are the best Indiana Pacers prop bets to make ahead of the 2023-24 NBA season.

Pacers Odds 2024

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Pacers Prop Bets 2024

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Pacers: Over 38.5 Wins (-120)

Caesars Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

The Orlando Magic have been dubbed as one of the more obvious sleepers in the Eastern Conference, but the Pacers should be right there with them. They, too, have a young roster with budding stars, but unlike the Magic, Indiana has a veteran head coach in Rick Carlisle.

The Pacers also made a few key moves this summer to raise their ceiling, including bringing in former Denver Nuggets swingman Bruce Brown. Pairing an NBA champion with rising stars like Haliburton and Bennedict Mathurin is one way to help them reach their potential.

On top of that, this Indiana team is deceptively deep. T.J. McConnell is arguably the best backup point guard in the league, Myles Turner remains one of the better two-way centers, and Buddy Hield is still an elite three-point shooter.

After winning 35 games in 2022-23, the Pacers appear to be on track for a potential 40-win campaign in 2023-24, and I’m buying the hype. Lock in the Over at 38.5 with your NBA bet of the day.

Pacers: Make Play-In Tournament (+105)

Caesars Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

Indiana finished five games out of a spot in the NBA Play-In Tournament this past season, but I expect that to change in 2023-24. The Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, and Toronto Raptors all took steps back this offseason, and I would bet on the Pacers finishing ahead of at least one of them this year.

This team will benefit from time more than anything else. Eight players averaged at least 20 minutes per game last season, and among them, five entered the year at age 24 or younger. That includes Haliburton and Mathurin, who scored a combined 37.4 points per game.

Indiana’s top contributors will only improve with age, although at this point, they already appear ready to guide this team to a potential playoff spot. The defense needs to come along, but natural progression should help ensure the Pacers a play-in berth.

Pacers: Make Playoffs (+120)

Caesars Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

The Pacers went 23-18 over the first half of the 2022-23 season, which is a 46-win pace. They couldn’t sustain their hot start, but with the Eastern Conference seemingly declining this summer — and Haliburton’s continued rise to stardom — that may be a more realistic goal in 2023-24.

The cutoff for a guaranteed playoff spot is the No. 6 seed, which the Nets earned after posting a 45-37 record during the regular season. Should the Pacers have a similar campaign, they may not even need to go through the play-in tournament for this bet to cash.

Even still, I like their chances of advancing to the playoffs should they end up in the play-in. This team could get into a shootout with virtually any team in the league and come out on top, like they did last season against the likes of the New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks, and Los Angeles Clippers.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Indiana is an outright playoff qualifier, but if it does come down to the play-in tournament, I’m a big enough believer in their offensive potential to make this bet.

Pacers Betting in Indiana

Pacers fans located in Indiana are in luck, because online sports betting is well-established in the state. If you’re ready to get started, consider reading up on our Indiana sports betting guide to learn about the best sportsbooks, promotions, sign-up offers, and more.

How to Bet on Pacers Games 2024

How to Bet Pacers Moneylines

Moneylines are an ideal starting point for new sports bettors. To win this bet type, all you need to do is correctly choose the outcome of a game. If you pick the Pacers to defeat their opponent and they do so, you’ll win your bet.

A team’s moneyline odds will change depending on the matchup, venue, and other important factors. They’ll either be listed as a favorite (indicated by a minus symbol) or an underdog (plus symbol), which can be used to identify which team the oddsmakers believe will win.

If the Pacers are taking on the Bucks, for example, they may be a (+250) underdog, while they could be a (-200) favorite against the Pistons. A $10 wager at (+250) would potentially pay out $25 in winnings, while that same wager at (-200) would only pay $5 in winnings.

Striking a balance between backing favorites and underdogs is the best strategy to employ with moneylines. Favorites win more often, but underdogs pay more when they pull off the upset, so it’s up to you to decide when it might be a good time to expect the unexpected.

  • 2022-23 Pacers Moneyline Record: 35-47

How to Bet Pacers Spreads

Spread betting is a popular alternative to moneylines, and it can also be a more profitable option, too. Rather than each team having widely varying odds, both sides will generally have identical (-110) odds, or close to it.

A spread could also be described as a projected point margin. For example, if the Pacers are taking on the Bucks in Milwaukee, Indiana might be listed as a 9.5-point underdog.

If you bet on the Pacers (the underdog) to cover that spread, they would need to either win the game outright or lose by less than 9.5 points. Otherwise, the Bucks (the favorite) would cover only if they win by more than 9.5 points.

  • 2022-23 Pacers Against the Spread Record: 42-39-1

How to Bet Pacers Over/Unders

Over/Unders are another popular bet type, but unlike moneylines and spreads, this type of bet focuses on the total number of points scored in a game.

For example, the total between the Pacers and Bucks could be set at around 232.5 points. In this case, the Over would hit if the combined number of points scored by each team exceeds 232.5 points, while the Under would hit if that total comes up short.

If you’re ever unsure of which team will win a game but know that it’ll be especially high- or low-scoring, an Over/Under wager will likely be your best bet.

  • 2022-23 Pacers Over/Under Record: 42-39-1

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Garrett Chorpenning

Garrett Chorpenning is the Lead NBA Editor for The Game Day. His previous work includes covering the LA Clippers for Sports Illustrated and FanSided. He graduated from Ball State University in 2021.

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