Best Pacers Betting Lines 2023
Things are looking pretty bleak for the Indiana Pacers — at least, as far as competing this season is concerned. There’s no denying that the team’s future is bright given its impressive collection of young talent, but there’s a reason why they’re expected to be one of the league’s worst teams this year.
Can they exceed their low expectations, or will the Pacers bottom out in 2022-23 as expected?
Let’s take a closer look at the Pacers betting odds for the 2022-23 NBA season.
Pacers Futures Betting Odds
Note: All NBA gameday odds and lines are current as of Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m. ET and courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook, unless otherwise noted. You can find more odds at these US betting sites. Be aware that these NBA futures odds may change as the season approaches.
- Win Total: Over 22.5 (-125) / Under 22.5 (-105)
- Make Playoffs: Yes (+2500) / No (-10000)
- Win Central Division (+35000)
- Win Eastern Conference (+50000)
- Win 2023 NBA Finals (+100000)
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Pacers NBA Finals Odds
Pacers Win 2023 NBA Finals (+100000)
Even at these meteoric odds, this bet isn’t worth a sprinkle. There’s simply no reality in which the Pacers win the NBA Finals this year.
Pacers Eastern Conference Odds
Pacers Win Eastern Conference (+50000)
This one might look more tempting, but I promise it’s not. The Eastern Conference is absolutely loaded with talent, and the Pacers are widely expected to finish with one of the worst records in the league, if not the worst.
Pacers Central Division Odds
Pacers Win Central Division (+35000)
Even if the Central didn’t feature the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers, this would be a bad bet. Spend your money on one of the other bets I recommend below.
Pacers Make Playoffs Odds
Pacers Miss the Playoffs (-10000)
We finally have a bet that’s near-certain to hit, but unfortunately, the value simply isn’t there. Yes, this wager is a sure thing, but there’s no use in spending the money required to actually turn a profit here.
Pacers Win Total Bets 2023
Pacers UNDER 22.5 Wins (-105)
I could genuinely go either way on this one, but because the value is on the Under, that’s where I’ll side.
The Pacers have some quality young talent, and I think the five-man group of Tyrese Haliburton, Bennedict Mathurin, Chris Duarte, Jalen Smith, and Isaiah Jackson could win some games this season. That’s an exciting young bunch that I’m dying to see take the floor together this season.
But let’s face it — the Pacers have a lot of tradable assets, including Buddy Hield, Myles Turner, T.J. McConnell, and Daniel Theis. Contenders will continue to stay on the phone with this franchise until those guys are gone.
Once that happens, the level of talent on this roster is going to drop off significantly. The future is bright in Indiana, but it’ll take some time before this group is competitive again.
Pacers Prop Bets 2023
Tyrese Haliburton Averages 10+ Assists (+160) at FanDuel Sportsbook
Haliburton averaged 9.6 assists in his 26 games for the Pacers this past season. Time will tell if this was merely a hot streak — the sample size isn’t enormous — but I’m of the opinion that it was only a sign of things to come.
Haliburton spent a fair bit of time on the floor with Malcolm Brogdon in Indiana, who led the team in usage rate this past season. In short, this means he had the ball in his hands more than anybody else. But now that he’s moved on to Boston, Haliburton has emerged as the clear No. 1 option.
The Pacers will surround Haliburton with players who are less ball-dominant and rely more on catch-and-shoot, post-up, or pick-and-roll opportunities to score. This can only boost Haliburton’s assist totals, and because of that, it seems more likely than not that he logs 10+ assists per game.
At (+160) odds, this is my favorite Pacers bet to make this season.
How to Bet Pacers Moneylines
Moneyline betting is the most straightforward way to bet on Pacers, and it should also be pretty easy to win these bets as long as you’re wagering against Indiana this season.
In short, if you bet a team’s moneyline, it means you believe that team will win the game. These odds vary depending upon a team’s matchup, and a good way to tell who’s projected to win the game is by seeing who has the minus sign (favorite) and the plus sign (underdog).
If you bet $10 on the Pacers to win a game at (+220) odds and they do, you would win $22. On the other hand, if the Pacers are favored in a game at (-120) odds and they win, a $10 bet would only win you about $8.
You can potentially win more money by wagering on underdogs, but because they don’t win as often as favorites do, it’s important to find a good balance between the two when betting moneylines.
- 2021-22 Pacers Moneyline Record: 25-57
How to Bet Pacers Spreads
If you’re looking to bet on Pacers spreads, then you’ll once again want to pay attention to the plus and minus symbols. As is the case with moneylines, the plus signifies that a team is an underdog in a given matchup, while the team with the minus sign is the favorite.
However, instead of betting on outright winners and losers, spreads involve a margin of victory. For example, if the Pacers are playing the Bucks, Milwaukee might be favored by 11.5 points. At a sportsbook, this would look like this: Bucks -11.5 (-110) vs Pacers +11.5 (-110).
In this case, the Pacers would need to win the game outright or lose by less than 11.5 points. If they accomplish that, then they cover the spread, and you win your bet.
- 2021-22 Pacers Against the Spread Record: 38-42-2
How to Bet Pacers Over/Unders
If you’re unsure what the end result of a game will be, consider placing a wager on the Over/Under. These bets don’t have anything to do with who wins and loses and instead focus solely on the combined scoring output from both teams.
For instance, the Over/Under in a game between the Pacers and Bulls might be 227.5 points. If you believe that more than 227.5 points will be scored in that game, you would go with the Over. Otherwise, you’d choose the Under. Like spreads, both options come with identical (-110) odds.
- 2021-22 Pacers Over/Under Record: 47-34-1