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(38-33) Indiana Pacers vs. Brooklyn Nets (20-51)
Date: Saturday March 26th
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Indiana -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 202.5
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Which Nets team will show up in this game? The one that has been a disappointment this season or the one that pulled off a shocker in their last game beating the Cleveland Cavaliers?
Before the Cavs game the Nets had lost 3 in a row and 7 of 8 games with their only win coming over the woeful 76ers.
After a hiccup and losing 3 of 4 games the Pacers have won 2 in a row. They are in the playoff picture, but they are not a lock for the post-season.
Indiana is in the 7th spot in the East only 1 game up on the Pistons and 2 games up on the Bulls. It may be hard for them to move up the standings with not many games left since the Pacers trail the Heat and Hornets by 3 games.
In their last games the Pacers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 92-84 and the Nets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-95.
The Pacers win with their defense, which ranks 7th in the league in opponents allowed while their offense only ranks 20th in scoring.
While they have not played solid teams the Indiana defense has been great in the last 2 games giving up only 84 points to the Pelicans and 75 points to the 76ers.
The key to stopping the Pacers is keeping leading scorer Paul George from having a big game. He is averaging over 23 ppg while 2nd leading scorer Monta Ellis is only scoring 14.2 ppg.
It is good that the Pacers’ D has been great in the last 2 games, as George has only scored 30 points combined in his last 2 games and while he is dealing with a calf injury he will go in this game.
The Pacers have beaten the Nets in both meetings this season and in the game at Brooklyn Indiana won by 14 points.
This season the Pacers are 16-20 on the road and they have won 2 of their last 3 road games.
When looking at the stats it is no surprise that the Nets are 31 games under .500, as they rank 27th in the league in scoring and 22nd in opponents’ points allowed.
In their win over the Cavs in their last game the Nets shot 46.1% from the floor, held Cleveland to a FG% of 43.8%, and they only committed 9 turnovers.
In the Cleveland game LeBron James had a big game, but the Nets kept Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving from doing the same.
Brook Lopez went for 22 points in the win over the Cavs and the bench came up big combining for 43 points.
The Nets have to get solid games from their front-court duo of Lopez and PF Thaddeus Young, who are the team’s leading scorers. It will also be important that the Nets’ backcourt knock down some shots so that Pacers do not pack the paint to keep these guys in check.
The Pacers may not know who to look out for, as recently Nets’ coach Tony Brown said that nay player that show high energy will get playing time and he has been changing the starting lineup as of late.
The Nets are 13-24 at home this season, but they have won 2 of their last 3 in their house.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
- Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Pacers are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up win.
- Nets are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win.
- Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Nets have an Over record of 11-3 in their last 14 home games.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
Yeah, the Nets are coming off a win over the Cavs and they have covered in their last 5 games facing a team with a straight up record.
However, the Pacers know they need to win games like this to stay in the playoff race and they will do just that winning and covering the spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Indiana -5.5
The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games facing the Nets in Brooklyn and that trend will continue.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pacers 108 – Nets 99
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