Welcome to our Indiana Pacers betting guide. Here you’ll find a comprehensive overview of what you need to know before placing a wager on the team’s games this season.
This page will be updated daily with important data such as the latest odds for the team’s upcoming game, information on which states and sportsbooks you can place bets in, and where you can find some of the best promotional bonuses for first-time depositors.
An NBA season is often a grind for both players and bettors. There’s no shortage of information to monitor with respect to workload management, injuries and how dense a team’s recent schedule has been. This space will serve as a hub for all such pertinent details to consider before placing a bet on the Pacers this season.
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Where to bet on the Pacers
Bettors that want to place a wager on a Pacers game currently have the option of doing so from 13 different states. However, not all of those states offer a mobile/online wagering option.
Currently, you can place a bet on a Pacers game if you’re physically located and can be geolocated within those 13 states. Note that this list is expected to expand as more jurisdictions have already passed sports betting bills begin their sports betting operations.
Indiana residents enjoy multiple online options when it comes to wagering on Pacers games. DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook and BetRivers are currently up and running as mobile platforms in the state. FOX Bet, BetMGM, PointsBet, William Hill and Caesars are all expected to join the fray in the near future.
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How to bet on the Pacers
Indiana residents are afforded a number of different bet types with respect to Pacers’ games. These include moneyline, point spread, projected total, parlay and both game and player-specific prop wagers, with a wide array of futures bets also available.
Following is a list of some of the most popular bet types available at Indiana sportsbooks.
A moneyline bet is the most straightforward type of wager for even novice bettors to understand. It involves simply placing a bet on the team one believes will win a game outright. There is no required margin of victory for a moneyline bet to be successful.
An example of a moneyline bet involving the Pacers would be one where a bettor wagers Indiana will defeat the Detroit Pistons in one of their games this season. If the Pacers emerge victorious, all bettors who placed a moneyline bet on Indiana would have a winning ticket. In turn, if the Pistons manage a victory, all bettors that put their money on the Pacers lose out on their bet.
A point-spread wager involves placing a bet on a favored team winning a game by a certain margin, aka “the spread” or an underdog losing a game by less than the spread. The spread is defined as the projected margin of victory for the favored team as listed in the sportsbook at the time of the wager. For a bettor to cash a ticket on a point-spread bet, one of three scenarios must unfold:
- A favored team wins by more than the listed spread. Bettors that placed a wager on the favored team covering the spread will have a winning ticket.
- An underdog team loses by less than the spread. A bettor wagering on the underdog will have a winning ticket.
- The underdog team wins a game outright. A bettor wagering on the underdog will have a winning ticket.
An example of a point spread bet involving the Pacers would involve a bettor placing a wager on Indiana covering a four-point spread against Detroit. If the Pacers emerge with a victory of five points or greater, bettors who wagered on an Indiana cover will have a winning ticket.
A projected total bet involves a wager on whether the sum total of the game’s final score will be less or greater than the number listed at the sportsbook at the time of the wager. These wagers are more commonly known as Over/Under bets. These type of wagers are often popular due to how easy they are to grasp for novice bettors and the fact there’s no need to pick the point spread or straight-up winner.
An example of a projected total bet involving the Pacers would be as follows. Say a Pacers-Pistons game is projected for a total of 210 points. The game ultimately concludes in a 105-100 Indiana victory, resulting in a final total of 205 points. Bettors who wagered that the “under” would hit would therefore have a winning ticket. Those who wagered the “over” would lose their bet.
A parlay wager is defined as a bet involving at least two games. To cash a parlay wager, all “legs” of the parlay must be winning bets. If any aspect of a parlay wager is a loss, then the entire parlay fails to cash. Parlays are certainly more difficult than single-game bets, but the tradeoff is the payouts are also greater.
A Pacers parlay bet example would be the following: A bettor places a wager on a Pacers cover versus the Pistons while also putting down a moneyline wager on the Warriors against the Kings later in the same night, with those bets placed as a parlay. Then, Indiana covers the spread, while Golden State subsequently topples Sacramento. With both wagers constituting the parlay having been successful, the bettor has a winning ticket.
Team and player prop bets are wagers are often based on specific statistical milestones that can be hit during a game. A game prop wager example involving the Pacers would be a bet on whether Indiana will score more or less than a certain number of points in the first half. Examples of player prop bets include a wager on which player might score the first basket in a game or a wager on whether a specific player will score more or less than a projected total of points for that game.
A futures wager is a bet on an outcome that will unfold at some point in the future, usually the end of the season. There are both team- and player-based futures wagers. Team-based wagers are made before the start of the regular season and often involve outcomes such as whether a team will win its division, its conference or qualify for the postseason, to cite but a few examples. Conversely, player-based futures wagers involve specific statistical milestones on the individual level. They can also involve wagers based on whether a player will garner a specific end-of-season award.
One such example involving the Pacers could be a bet on whether Victor Oladipo will win the Comeback Player of the Year award at the end of the 2019-20 season. A bettor would place such a wager prior to the season. If Oladipo indeed garners the award, the bettor will be paid out based on the odds the bet carried at the time they made it.