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2021 NBA Handicapping
(1-4) Indiana Pacers vs. Brooklyn Nets (2-3)
Date: Friday, October 29th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pacers +305 | Nets -400 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 223
Wednesday, October 27th finds the Indiana Pacers facing the Brooklyn Nets in their first meeting this season. Neither team has gotten off to the type of start they expected and will be looking to get back in the win column following losses on Wednesday.
Last season, the squads played three times with the Nets taking all three contests. The Pacers hold the all-time record having bested the Nets in 108 of their 185 matches.
The Pacers enter this match having won a single game and got beat down badly in Toronto losing 100-118. It was a rough night all around with Malcolm Brogdon needing to leave the match early after tweaking his hamstring.
Brogdon was the one player keeping Indiana in the match scoring 18 points in 22 minutes. Indy also lost forward Isaiah Jackson who had to be helped to the locker room with a left knee injury late in the fourth quarter.
It looked like Domantas Sabonis was going to have a huge night when he scored the first six points for Indy but Raptors coach Nick Nurse called a time out and they switched the defensive strategy.
That decision paid immediate dividends as Sabonis only added three more points the rest of the match finishing with nine points, eight rebounds plus had four turnovers.
In fact, turnovers were a big problem for the Pacers who collected 23 in total that led to 31 Raptors points. Moreover, despite having the bigger team the Pacers lost the rebound battle 40 to 41 points in the paint battle 40 to 58
Starting the season off 2-3 was far from what the Nets had in mind. The drama and constant questions about Kyrie Irving is one thing but there are other issues the Nets and head coach, Steve Nash have to address.
One of the biggest problems is James Harden doesn’t look like the same player who won Most Valuable Player or even the same player as last season. Some suspect the hamstring injury he had at season end affected his conditioning.
Others point to the new offensive rules where he can’t simply swing his arms to get easy foul calls and accompanying free throws. Nash is already complaining saying the officials are making Harden the poster guy for these new rules.
Nash sure felt differently last season when Trae Young got one of the baiting calls and the Nets coach was caught on film saying “that’s not basketball”.
Regardless the concerns are warranted because Harden averaged 30.4, 36.1, and 34.3 points per game in the three seasons prior to coming to Brooklyn. With the Nets, it was expected he’d score less but not with Irving out and certainly not this much less.
Through five games this season he’s averaging 16.6 points and hasn’t scored above 15 in the last three games. Most concerning is he’s only shot over 40% in one of those five games. Overall he’s shooting 35.9% from the field and 33.3% from deep.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the last 10 head to head
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings
- Over Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
The Nets get lucky in the timing of this game because Indiana won’t have Brogdon, T.J. Warren or Caris LeVert and may also be without Jackson. That doesn’t leave Rick Carlisle much depth or playmaking and should feed right into Brooklyn’s hands to grab an easy victory.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nets -8.5
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