It’s been a long rebuilding process for the Indiana Pacers, and while it may not be completely over just yet, this season could be the one that starts producing some dividends for a franchise that last reached the playoffs in 2020. Getting to the postseason is the goal for coach Rick Carlisle’s team this season, and it should be a realistic one. A strong start would certainly help, and that’s where Indiana has struggled in recent years.
While the first month of the NBA season is short, it is an important few games to get off to a hot start in October. BetKentucky.com wanted to help Kentucky sports betting participants so we utilized ChampsorChumps.us to find the records of every NBA team in October since the 2017-2018 to find the best to worst teams during the first month of the NBA season. Note that all teams didn’t participate in the same amount of games, so ranking is based on win percentage. No games were played in October during the 2020-21 NBA season.
NBA Team Records in the Month of October Since 2017-18
For the story, we can cover each of the teams’ October games and any storylines as part of the October schedules for each of them. Below you'll find some information that may help you make decisions on the best Kentucky betting apps.
Pacers Are Not Their Best in October
Indiana being in the bottom third shouldn’t be a surprise given their recent struggles. It has only three playoff appearances since the 2017-18 season.
The Pacers 2023-24 season tips off on Oct. 25 with a home game against the Washington Wizards, a team projected to be one of the worst in the NBA this season. They then travel to Cleveland for an Oct. 28 game against the Cavaliers, a team that aspires for an Eastern Conference title this season. The October slate ends with an Oct. 30 home game against the Chicago Bulls.
At +128, FanDuel sportsbook Kentucky gives the Pacers the eighth-best odds of making the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. The Flutter Entertainment sportsbook also has set Indiana’s season win total at 38.5.