Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers Prediction 3/16/2024

The Brooklyn Nets (26-40) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (37-30) on Saturday, March 16th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on BSIN. Both the Nets and Pacers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

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The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Nets is coming off a loss to the Magic in their latest game, ending with a score of 114-106. The Nets picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 61-54.

Heading into today’s game, the Nets are 26-40 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In their 66 games, the Nets are 18-22 against the Eastern Conference and 8-18 in non-conference games.

Brooklyn has an overall ATS record of 29-34 as they come into today’s game. When playing on the road, the Nets hold an ATS record of 11-21 in contrast to a 18-13 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Pacers lost to the Bulls with a final score of 132-129. The start of the second half saw the Pacers in the lead, at 62-58.

Heading into today’s game vs. the Nets, the Pacers have an above .500 record of 37-30. When facing Eastern Conference opponents, the Pacers are 26-16 compared to 11-14 in non-conference games.

Indiana has an overall ATS record of 35-30 for the season so far. Indiana has covered the spread in three consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 18-14 on the road as opposed to 17-16 at home.

Nets Offense Breakdown

Through 66 games games, Brooklyn is averaging 111.8 points per game (25th).

Despite being one of the league’s top three-point shooting teams, the Nets are just 25th in scoring at 111.8 points per game. This season, Brooklyn has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 40.9% of their games. In terms of pace, the Nets are 25th in the league at 97 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, Brooklyn is 26th in the NBA at 45%. In terms of two-point shooting, the Nets are 25th in the league at 52%. They have made the 6th most three-pointers in the NBA this season and are 14th in three-point shooting percentage.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Nets are 25th in attempts at 20.7 per game. In terms of assists, Brooklyn is 15th in the NBA with an average of 26.5 per game.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

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The Pacers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 123.1 points per game (1st).

The Pacers are the highest-scoring team in the NBA this season, averaging 123.1 points per game. They have been even better at home, where they are averaging 125.9 points per game.

Indiana is also the top team in the league in field goal percentage, hitting 50% of their shots. They have been especially effective inside the arc, making 58% of their two-point attempts.

So far, the Pacers have outscored the NBA average in 71.6% of their games. They are also the second-fastest team in the league, with a pace of 101.6 possessions per game.

Nets Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Nets’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 14th in the league at 113.9 points per game allowed. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nets are forcing 12 per game, which is 8th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 14th in blocked shots at 5.1 per game.

Pacers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 121.4 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 67.2% of their games. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pacers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.7% while allowing 37.2% from downtown.

Key Players For The Nets And Pacers

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Cam Thomas is set to be the main scorer for the Nets, recording 21 points and shooting 8/17 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.3 points per game, along with 3 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Pascal Siakam as the leading scorer for the Pacers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 21 while also collecting 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and he is contributing 21.4 points per game on average.

Nets vs Pacers Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Brooklyn has an ATS record of 3-7 while averaging 103 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
  • Although Indiana has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-5. The team averaged 115 points per game in these games.
  • Brooklyn has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.
  • Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Pacers have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-4.

Nets vs Pacers Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Nets vs. Pacers game, our recommendation is to take the Nets at +9. Despite our model showing the Pacers winning 114-108, we like Nets as our point-spread pick.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 228.5, and our model predicts the Nets and Pacers to score a combined 222 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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