Indiana Pacers NBA Championship Odds 2023-24

The current Indiana Pacers NBA championship odds are . After blowing up their roster in 2022, the Pacers have wasted no time finding a franchise cornerstone and some other vital pieces for their future while also remaining somewhat competitive. With Tyrese Haliburton in the lineup during the ‘Cers’ 2022-23 campaign, they boasted a 28-28 record and have only gotten better this off-season. Check out the full breakdown of the Indiana Pacers’ NBA Championship odds, including their strengths and weaknesses!

Indiana Pacers NBA Championship Odds & Futures 2023-24

The Indiana Pacers NBA Championship odds, which include championship, conference, and division futures, are available in the table below. Win totals for the Pacers have also been added in, and, as expected, they are not projected to win many games this season.

Indiana Pacers NBA Championship Odds & FuturesOdds (Updated April 2024)
2023 NBA Championship Odds
Eastern Conference Winner Odds
Central Division Odds
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Odds To Reach Playoffs

Indiana is likely never going to be a hot free-agent destination, so top-tier talent can be a bit harder to come by, especially considering that it has not had a top-five pick since 1988. However, the Pacers have had back-to-back top ten picks and selected Benn Mathurin and Jarace Walker, two talented prospects who could fit perfectly around Tyrese Haliburton and Myles Turner.

The Pacers could surprise some people this season, as they had several moments during the 2022-23 campaign where they appeared to be a coherent team, particularly on the offensive end. Still, there are a few areas of concern that they will have to address before they can compete with Milwaukee and Boston, the titans of the Eastern Conference. See the outlook for this squad below!

Reasons Why Indiana Pacers Can & Can’t Win NBA 2023-24 Championship

Strengths

  • Rebuild: A rebuild can be a strength if a franchise is in a bad enough place. In this case, the Pacers were stuck with several guys who could be competitive but not nearly competitive enough; Indiana has been a middle-of-the-road team for the better part of the last two decades. Finally, the Pacers opted to swap Domantas Sabonis for Tyrese Haliburton in a blockbuster trade; he has already turned into a franchise cornerstone for them. Additionally, Indiana has been able to draft Jarace Walker, Andrew Nembhard, and Benn Mathurin and trade for Obi Toppin to add depth. This team is young, talented, and well-coached.
  • Three-Point Shooting: Indiana decided to blow up its roster at the trade deadline in February of 2022; it has paid dividends much quicker than expected, as it now has a strong core of players to build around. After being a mediocre three-point shooting team just a few years ago, the ‘Cers have evolved, finishing tenth in 3P% last season on the seventh-most 3PAs in the league. Indiana’s backcourt features two 40%+ three-point shooters, while Bruce Brown Jr., Myles Turner, Andrew Nembhard, and Benn Mathurin are all capable shooters. Expect a rise in their output and percentage from deep this season.
  • Guard Play: Tyrese Haliburton embraced Indiana’s new environment and culture with open arms, and his play and confidence have improved even more in this process. Haliburton is fresh off a historic season; he is the first player ever to average at least 20 points and ten assists while shooting 40% or better from behind the arc. If he continues to play at this level, he could finish as an all-time great. Tyrese is joined by young guards Andrew Nembhard and Benn Mathurin, two talented players with immense upside who will contribute for years to come, as well as veteran sharpshooter Buddy Hield and a “Jack of All Trades” in Bruce Brown Jr.

    Weaknesses

    • Defense: While defense has been a Pacers staple in the past (think the early 2000s and early 2010s), it has not been all that important to them recently. The Pacers ranked 26th (in front of only four of the five worst teams in the NBA) in defensive rating, 23rd in opponent eFG%, 26th in opponent 3P%, and 29th in opponent points per game. Effectively, this team was filled with traffic cones on defense. If it weren’t for Myles Turner’s elite rim protection, Indiana could have finished as the second or third-worst defensive team in the league. Luckily, Bruce Brown Jr. and Jarace Walker should help quite a bit in this department.
    • Youth: The downside of youth is the inevitable lack of experience that comes with it. In the case of the Indiana Pacers, they have very few players who have performed under the brightest lights of the NBA: the playoffs. Bruce Brown Jr. is one of those players, and his presence will help, but until this team plays together in several seven-game series, it is challenging to see them going through the playoff gauntlet successfully.
        Drew is one of the NBA Lead Writers at Lineups.com, specializing in betting content such as game predictions and player props. With a deep knowledge of players and prospects, Drew has an extensive edge in covering everything NBA.

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