Indiana Pacers Odds

Sports Betting Guide for Indiana Pacers

The Pacers will be in the playoff hunt again this season, although the rest of their competition in the Eastern Conference improved over the summer, too. Back are All-Star Domantas Sabonis, Malcom Brogdon, Caris LeVert, Myles Turner, TJ Warren, and fan-favorite TJ McConnell. Pacers fans have a lot to look forward to.

Below find the best odds at Indiana online sportsbooks for tonight’s Pacers game plus futures odds on the Pacers to win the NBA Finals and more. Click on any odds to register a new account at the top Indiana online sportsbooks and bet on the Pacers all season long.

Tonight’s Pacers odds

See below for the best current Pacers live game odds (point spread, moneyline, over/under) at IN online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to go straight to the online sportsbook and claim your bonus.

Pacers odds to win NBA Finals

Below find current odds for the Pacers to win the Central, Eastern Conference or NBA Finals. Click on any odds to jump directly to the sportsbook and lock in your bet.

Domantas Sabonis MVP, Prop odds

See below for the current props odds for Domantas Sabonis for tonight’s game or for the season as a whole. Click on any odds to go right to the sportsbook and start getting your bets in.

How to bet on Pacers games in Indiana

fanduel sportsbook appThere are four simple steps you must take before betting on or against the 2020-21 Indiana Pacers at top Indiana online and mobile sportsbooks:

  1. Sign up for an account: Download Indiana online and mobile sportsbook’s mobile sports betting app and sign up via the app or do it directly on the sportsbook’s website. Either way, some personal information, including your name, email, and the last four digits of your social security number will be required.
  2. Claim the bonus: Don’t forget to enter the promo code or bonus code you find here on PlayIndiana.com in the space provided on the Indiana online sportsbook’s registration page. This will make sure you get the best bonus available, including any free bets.
  3. Make a deposit: Get money into your Indiana online sportsbook account using one of a variety of deposit methods. This includes debit and credit cards, online bank transfers, third-party payment processors, and cash at various retail locations.
  4. Find something to bet on: Browse through the NBA betting markets and click on a bet you like.The Indiana online sportsbook or app you’re using will instantly create a bet slip where you can enter the amount you want to bet, view the potential payout, and place the bet. You can also add other individual bets to the same bet slip and combine these bets into a parlay.

How did the Pacers do last year?

Despite a litany of injuries to the roster, the Indiana Pacers were competitive throughout the 2020-21 NBA season.

The Pacers finished 34-38—good for 2nd in the Central Division. The team managed to slide into the play-in tournament, only to run into a red-hot Washington Wizards team.

It was a solid matchup for Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook. The duo easily defeated Indiana in their regular season matchups, and Washington had plenty of momentum behind them heading into the tournament. The Pacers ended up losing their matchup 142-115, which ended their season.

Things might not have ended up the way that fans wanted them to, but there’s plenty of optimism about the future. Last year’s squad was riddled with significant injuries. Myles Turner and Jeremy Lamb missed large stretches of the year. TJ Warren almost missed the entire season after becoming one of the standout stars of the Orlando bubble the year before. Caris LeVert missed heavy time due to cancer surgery.

The Pacers will be running it back for the most part with last season’s roster. The biggest addition to the team is Chris Duarte, who the team drafted with their first round pick.

The team also has a new head coach coming to town. Well, new depending on how you look at it. Rick Carlisle is the new head man for the Pacers after coming over from the Dallas Mavericks. Carlisle originally coached the Pacers from 2003-2007, so this is his second go-around with the team.

Vegas odds on the Pacers

Pundits still point to the Vegas odds on Pacers games out of habit. The truth is most lines open the same at Indiana sportsbooks as they do in Vegas. Where they may differ is in how they change.

Lines are set to draw an equal amount of betting to both sides. That way, sportsbooks can realize a consistent vig and have no reason to sweat the outcome of any game. When more money comes in on one side somewhere, that sportsbook will move the line to try to even out the betting again. There’s more interest in Pacers games in Indiana than there is in Vegas.

More betting interest means more money bet, making the chances more money is bet on one side much greater in Indiana. That means the lines are more likely to change ahead of tip-off here in Indiana than they are in Las Vegas.

Indiana Pacers live & prop betting

Top Indiana online sportsbooks plan to offer live betting and active props markets for every Pacers game this season. This is going to add some fun and excitement to every game.

Live betting allows you to bet on or against the Pacers after a tip off at odds that change with the action on the court. These are the fastest-changing betting markets you’ll find, making live betting perfectly suited for betting with a sportsbook app downloaded to your phone.

Pacers prop markets let you bet on the game within a game, mostly surrounding player and team stat lines. Pacers props may involve bets like:

  • Who will lead the Pacers in scoring?
  • Will Caris Levert score more than 25 points Y or N?
  • Will Domantas Sabonis grab 12 rebounds or more?

How to read Indiana Pacers betting lines

Pacers betting lines at top Indiana online and mobile sportsbook normally look a lot like this:

Indiana Pacers      +3.5 (-110 )        +155          O 203.5 (-110)
LA Lakers               -3.5 (-110)          -175          U 203.5 (-110)

Spread

The first set of numbers represents the spread with the odds posted in brackets.

If the Pacers are 3.5-point underdogs to the Lakers, spread bets on the Pacers will win if they win, or lose by less than three. That makes the Lakers 3.5-point favorites and means for spread bets on LA to win if the Lakers win by four or more.

Either way, at -110 odds, you’ll win $100, plus your original bet back, for every $110 you bet.

Moneyline

The second set of numbers represents the moneyline.

If the Pacers are +155 underdogs, every $100 you bet on the Pacers will pay $155, plus your bet back, if the Pacers win the game. If the Lakers are -175 favorites, every $175 you bet on the Lakers will pay $100, plus your bet back, if the Lakers win.

Total

The final set of numbers represent the totals line with the odds posted in brackets.

This is a bet on whether the total combined Pacers-Lakers score will be over or under 203.5 points. Either way, if you’re right, you win $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 you bet.

Most popular NBA bets

nba bettingIt could be confusing at first to look at a sports betting site with so many different wager options on the board. Here’s a quick list of the most popular NBA bet types at a glance:

  • Point Spread – The point spread is a wager in which you bet on teams to cover a projected margin of victory.
  • Moneyline – The money line is any wager in which you put money down picking an outright winner.
  • Total – The totals bet is essentially a chance to pick whether the final score for a game will be “OVER” or “UNDER” a specific total. If the teams combine to score more points than the number listed by the sportsbook, then the “OVER” hits. If the teams combine to score less points than the total listed, then the “UNDER” hits.
  • Futures – The futures wager is any type of bet in which the outcome will not be known for an extended amount of time. These types of wagers could include anything from betting on Indiana to win an NBA championship to odds to win a division or regular season win totals. It takes a while for futures odds to be finalized. However, if you are willing to wait it out the potential is there to make some serious money betting NBA futures.
  • Parlay – The parlay is any type of wager ticket that features two or more of the bet types listed in this column at the same time. Whether it’s a point spread and a money line bet on the same ticket, or a money line wager and a total on the same parlay, every team listed on these tickets must win in order for the parlay to be considered a winner. If even one team on the ticket loses, then the entire parlay is considered a loser.
  • Props – There are prop bets that focus on individual performances and prop bets that focus on team performances. An example of an individual performance prop bet would be betting on the number of points a player will score in a game. An example of a team performance prop bet would be putting money down on how many three-point shots a team scores in a game. Prop bets are an excellent tool for those looking to bet on a game without actually caring about which side wins outright or how many points the teams combine to score in any given contest.

Avoid overseas betting sites in Indiana

For most people, online and mobile sports betting is the more convenient option over a retail sportsbook inside a casino. And if you do bet online, it’s critical that you stick with a legal, regulated sportsbook licensed by the state of Indiana.

We only list fully licensed and regulated Indiana sportsbooks here but there are overseas sportsbooks that do try to solicit bets from US customers illegally.

All sportsbooks or betting apps that are licensed in Indiana will indicate their credentials on their main home page.

The good news is that in the state of Indiana there are lots of good options for online betting. Use companies like FanDuel Sportsbook IN, Caesars Sportsbook IN or DraftKings Sportsbook IN and you’ll be in good shape. They’re reputable, regulated and highly-rated.

Pacers stats leaders

Here are the stats for the Indiana Pacers team leaders over the past five seasons:

SeasonPPGRPGAPG
2020-21Malcolm Brogdon 21.2Domantas Sabonis 12Domantas Sabonis 6.7
2019-20T.J. Warren 19.8 Domantas Sabonis 12.4Malcolm Brogdon 7.1
2018-19Victor Oladipo 18.8Domantas Sabonis 9.3Darren Collison 6
2017-18Victor Oladipo 23.1Domantas Sabonis 7.7Darren Collison 5.3
2016-17Paul George 23.7Myles Turner 7.3Jeff Teague 7.8

Pacers at the NBA Draft

Here are the Indiana Pacers first-round draft picks since 2015:

  • 2020:  #13  Chris Duarte
  • 2019:  #18  Goga Bitadze
  • 2018:  #23  Aaron Holiday
  • 2017:  #18  T. J. Leaf (Traded to Oklahoma City in 2020)
  • 2016:  #20  Caris LeVert (Traded to Brooklyn at the NBA Draft)
  • 2015:  #11  Myles Turner

Who coaches the Indiana Pacers?

Here’s the current Indiana Pacers coaching staff:

Head Coach: Rick Carlisle (1st year)
Assistant Coach: Lloyd Pierce
Assistant Coach: Ronald Nored
Assistant Coach: Mike Weiner

Past Pacers coaches

Here’s a look at past Indiana Pacers head coaches and their records over the past two decades:

  • Nate Bjorkgren: (2020-2021) 34-39
  • Nate McMillan (2016–2020) 183-136
  • Frank Vogel (2011–2016) 250-181
  • Jim O’Brien (2007–2011) 121-169
  • Rick Carlisle (2003–2007) 181-147
  • Isiah Thomas (2000–2003) 131-115

Where do the Pacers play?

  • Name: Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Conseco Fieldhouse 1999–2011)
  • Address: 125 South Pennsylvania Street
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Owner: Capital Improvement Board, City of Indianapolis
  • Operator: Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County, Indiana
  • Capacity: 17,923
  • Groundbreaking: July 22, 1997
  • Opening date: Nov. 6, 1999
  • Construction cost: $183 million
  • Other tenants: Indianapolis Ice CHL (1999–2004) Indiana Fever WNBA (Since 2000), Indiana Firebirds AFL (2001–2004)

Pacers on TV and radio

Bally Sports Indiana airs Pacers games, employing a broadcast team that includes Chris Denari on play-by-play and Quinn Buckner as an analyst.

You can also listen to Pacers games on WIBC 93.1 where Mark Boyle has been the voice of the Pacers for more than 25 seasons.

Indiana Pacers Schedule 2021-2022

The Pacers will be back to their regular programming this year. Every team will play a normal 82-game schedule, rather than the shortened 72-game slate from last season.

The NBA is also returning to its traditional season start time. Instead of starting on Christmas, the upcoming NBA season will be tipping off on Oct. 19.

The Pacers will play three games against every other team in the Eastern Conference, plus, at home and away against every team in the Western Conference. All Central Division teams will play twice at home and once on the road against teams from the same intraconference division.

Here are some of the key dates to keep an eye on for the upcoming season:

  • Oct. 20, 2021: First regular season game
  • Oct. 23, 2021: Home opener at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • Feb. 18-20, 2022: NBA All-Star Weekend
  • April 10, 2022: Final regular season game
  • April 15, 2022: NBA Playoffs begin

Where to watch/bet on Pacers games live in Indiana

Indiana mobile sports betting apps let you bet on the Indiana Pacers while you watch the games from anywhere inside Indiana with internet access.

That includes this list of the five best Pacers bars in Indianapolis:

  • Kilroy’s Bar n Grill
    201 South Meridian Street
  • Ale Emporium
    8617 Allisonville Road
  • High Velocity
    10 South West Street
  • Old Pro’s Table
    827 Broad Ripple Avenue
  • Average Joe’s Sports Pub
    816 Broad Ripple Avenue

Brief history of the Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers were an American Basketball Association franchise established in 1967. The team joined the NBA as part of the ABA–NBA merger in 1976. The Pacers won three ABA titles and reached the NBA Finals in 2000, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.

Hall of Famer Reggie Miller was the star of that team and some of the best Pacers teams in franchise history. Miller played 18 NBA seasons, all with Indiana Pacers. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest three-point shooters in league history. Despite Miller retiring, and the team’s small-market status, the Pacers have remained competitive throughout the 2000s and 2010s.

The franchise has developed a reputation for putting well-coached teams on the floor who truly adopt the team concept rather than rely on free-agent stars.

In the team’s history they have featured six different Hall of Fame players:

  • Reggie Miller
  • Chris Mullin
  • Alex English
  • Mel Daniels
  • Roger Brown
  • George McGinnis

Indiana Pacers FAQ

Who owns the Pacers?

Real estate developer Herb Simon owns the Pacers. He lives in Indianapolis and has vowed to keep the team in his hometown as long as he lives.

How much are the Pacers worth?

Forbes says the Indiana Pacers are worth approximately $1.525 billion in 2020. That makes them 22nd among the NBA’s 30 teams and a truly small-market team compared to the No. 1 New York Knicks, valued at $4.6 billion.

How much are Pacers tickets?

You can get into a Pacers game for as little as $10, but the average price is $89. That’s quite affordable by NBA standards, even though courtside seats go for $600 apiece.

How many times have the Pacers made the NBA playoffs?

The Pacers have been in the NBA since the 1976-77 season and have made the playoffs 27 times. This includes making the playoffs and losing in the first round for the past five straight seasons. The Pacers missed the 2014–15 NBA playoffs after losing in the Eastern Conference Finals the prior season.

What Pacers jersey numbers are retired?

The Pacers have retired five jersey numbers, including:

  • 30 George McGinnis
  • 31 Reggie Miller
  • 34 Melvin Joe Daniels
  • 35 Roger Brown
  • 529 “Slick” Leonard (Coaching Wins)

What is the Pacers Twitter?

@Pacers is the Indiana Pacers official Twitter account. It promises “We Grow Basketball Here” and Tweets are written in #IndianaStyle.

The account has been live since January 2009 and boasts 1.2 million followers

How did the Pacers get their team name?

Nothing says Indianapolis quite like the Indy 500. So, the Pacers take their name from the Indianapolis 500 pace cars. Plus, Indiana also has a rich harness racing history, so the name applies to those pacers as well.