This game is a story of injuries. The Pacers will be missing Sabonis, Brogdon, Turner and potentially Caris LeVert while the Pelicans will be without Ingram and Graham. Essentially the most important players for each team are missing, so the question is which team performs better with the non-stars. So first we look at points from the bench, Pacers rank right around the middle of the league at 17th , with solid contributions from Chris Duarte and Justin Holiday. The Pelicans on the other hand come in much lower at 25th . Put simpler, the Pelicans are flat out bad and can’t adjust as well to missing players as a middle of the pack team like the Pacers. If LeVert turns out to play then I would elevate this pick to a must take, but for now I still love the Pacers plus the spread.