Daily Fantasy Basketball Projections Pelicans vs Pacers
Dominate your competitions with our daily fantasy basketball projections, create the winning fantasy NBA contest lineups for Fanpicks.com. The New Orleans Pelicans (26-44) make the trip to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday night to take on the Indiana Pacers (37-33).
The Pelicans have spent their last several outings trading a series of victories and defeats, the latest a Tuesday night drubbing at the hands of the visiting Miami Heat, 113-99. Jrue Holiday started in the defeat, leading the team in scoring with 24 points, adding 7 assists, 4 steals and going 3 of 8 from outside the arc. Luke Babbitt put up 23 points, hauled in 4 rebounds and shot 10 of 19 from field goal range, while Toney Douglas came just shy of a double-double on the back of a 14-point, 9-board performance. Over 49 games played, Douglas is averaging 7 points and 2.2 assists per game. New Orleans second-leading scorer, Ryan Anderson, was absent for second straight match with a groin strain. He’s listed as questionable for Thursday’s match-up. The Pelicans remains in 12th place in the Western Conference, with games scheduled in the coming days against Toronto and San Antonio.
The Pacers are playing for their Playoff lives as April comes into view. They`ve snapped a two-game skid on Monday night with a home court victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, 91-75. All five starters for the club put up double digits in the win. Paul George led the charge and finished the night with 15 points, 6 boards and 3 assists, going 4 of 16 from the field and 6 of 6 from the charity stripe. Monta Ellis put up 13 points, facilitated 5 assists and led the team in long distance scoring, dropping three triples. Ellis has suited up for all 70 games during Indiana’s 2015-16 campaign, averaging 14.3 points and 4.8 dimes per games. Ian Mahinmi and George Hill collected 12 points apiece. Mahinmi added 10 rebounds for the double-double. The Pacers retain a tenuous hold on seventh place in the Eastern Conference, just a half-game ahead of the eighth place Chicago Bulls. Indiana plays four of their next five games at home, where they have a 21-13 record.
Top 3 Fantasy Picks
G Jrue Holiday (Pelicans)
G Toney Douglas (Pelicans)
F Luke Babbitt (Pelicans)