New Orleans Pelicans At Indiana Pacers: NBA Picks For Monday, January 16

Jordan Sharp

Monday, January 16, 2017 5:45 PM UTC

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 5:45 PM UTC

This late afternoon game in Indianapolis has some solid value in a teaser. Both teams are coming off losses, but are also both playing better. The Pelicans are far from a +10½ underdog, which is the teaser NBA ddds you can get on their side Monday.

The NBA is full of big games on MLK Day, and one of them is an intriguing battle between the Pelicans and Pacers. Both teams are coming off losses, but they also have both been playing better lately.

However, with the NBA odds in favor of the Pacers at -5½, the best play might be to trust the Pelicans to keep it closer in a teaser. At +10½, the Pelicans provide some great value. They have been playing great defense lately, too, but that may not play here on the road against the Pacers.

The Pacers have been en fuego on offense over their last five, dropping over 118 points per game in their last five. Teasing down the total to less than 210 points is a fine value to go with the Pelicans. New Orleans has cashed the 'under' in three straight, but the Pacers have cashed the over in seven straight games and six straight at home.

Anthony Davis is probably going to drop 40 points by himself in this one, so with the Pacers coming off allowing 140 points to the Nuggets in London, tease this one with the Pels and the over.

NBA Free Pick: Pelicans +10.5 & Over 209.5Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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