Free NBA Pick: Pacers vs Nets Lines
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(1-0) Indiana Pacers vs. Brooklyn Nets (0-1)
Date: Friday October 28
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 214
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This early season Eastern Conference matchup sees the Pacers led by MVP candidate Paul George going up against Brook Lopez and the Nets.
Indiana opened the season with a big victory over the Mavericks while New Jersey lost a close divisional game against Boston.
Indiana won last season’s series 3 games to 1 and averaged 114 points per game against Brooklyn.
Cleveland brought home the Larry O’Brien trophy last season and Toronto’s roster hasn’t improved, so why shouldn’t the Pacers be considered the #2 team in the East?
Trading for All Star point guard Jeff Teague was a gamble by Larry Bird, but I think it will pay off.
He was ran out of Atlanta because of the Hawks young depth at guard, but Teague will be a key man running the offense, and he will help improve the defense of an already lengthy and defensive minded team.
The success of this team starts and ends with All Star Paul George. He bounced back from his devastating injury to put up MVP caliber numbers last season.
With a better PG at his disposal, and an improving young C in Myles Turner. Look for George to put up better numbers than last season.
I’m expecting 30 from him in this one as the Nets won’t have an answer at the SF position.
Myles Turner had a good rookie season last year. Averaging 10 pts and 5 boards per game. With a full offseason under his belt he should continue his ascension into one of the games best big men.
He schooled a weak Mavs front line for 30 points and 16 boards in the first game of the season.
With Brook Lopez being eased into the lineup, he won’t have to worry as much on the defensive end, so look for another huge game from him in this one
This will be a tough year for the Nets. The roster is full of no names and castoff’s, with no hope for the future in sight thanks to ridiculous trades giving up lottery draft picks.
Brook Lopez is coming back from injury, and saw limited action in the first game of the season. If he gets the start again I expect him to have a rough game against the Pacers front line, even though he has averaged 18 ppg versus Indiana in his career.
A huge area of concern on the roster is the SF position. No one on the team will be able to stop Paul George from dominating this one, expect Bojan Bogdanovic and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to guard George most of the night.
New guard Jeremy Lin played a little better than I expected him to in his Nets debut, finishing with 18 points, 3 boards and 3 assists.
If he can start the season off strong and build good chemistry with Lopez and Bogdanovic then the Nets may be a sleeper in the East, but that is a huge IF.
Look for Luis Scola and Justin Hamilton to be big contributors off the bench in this once, as I expect Lopez & Bogdanovic to get into early foul trouble guarding their positions.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-1 in IND last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Under is 8-2 in IND last 10 overall.
- Under is 13-6 in IND last 19 Fri. games.
- BK are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Over is 7-2 in BK last 9 vs. NBA Central.
- BK are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central.
- Underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
- Over is 35-15-1 in the last 51 meetings.
Free Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
Indiana has too much firepower on offense, and a suffocating defense to be stopped by the weaker Nets team.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pacers ATS.
It will be close for a half, but the 3rd quarter will see Indiana pull away.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana 109 – Brooklyn 92
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