I've seen no one post anything looking farther down the road than the next 4 or 5 games.
Here's a convenient link to our schedule:
I can see us going 12-6 over the next 18 games. If we do, we're back at .500 on Feb 23. I could see 11-7 maybe just as easily. If we do worse than that, it will be an indication to me that our development is falling below where it should be.
Even if we go 12-6, we'll probably fall below .500 immediately after, perhaps never to see it again, leading to a 38 or 39 win season....with playoffs vs Miami (as it would stand now).
It's a craps shoot, of course, trying to call this stuff in advance, but based on the schedule, and the way the Pacers are playing, that's the way I see it.