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

Cam Thomas scored 21 for Brooklyn against the Magic which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 46.9%. Mikal Bridges put up 17 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Brooklyn ended up losing the game with a final score of 114-106.

Across 66 games, the Nets have gone 26-40 this season and are hoping to get a win against the Pacers. In Eastern Conference play, the Nets are 18-22 and are 8-18 against non-conference teams.

Brooklyn arrives with an ATS record of 29-34 for the season up to this point. Brooklyn has gone 12-10 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 17-24 when playing as underdogs.

The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Pacers’ most recent matchup against the Bulls saw Myles Turner lead the Pacers with 27 points while shooting 9/15 from the field. Pascal Siakam added 17 points, but unfortunately, Indiana was defeated in the game with a score of 132-129.

Coming into today’s matchup against the Nets, the Pacers are above .500 with a record of 37-30. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently ranked 6th, while they hold the 3rd spot in the Central Division.

In terms of the spread, Indiana currently holds an ATS record of 35-30, which is above .500. Indiana has failed to cover the spread in two straight home games and are 17-16 ATS at home compared to 18-14 on the road.

Nets Offense Breakdown

Through 66 games the Nets are averaging 111.8 points per contest, placing them 25th in the NBA.

So far this season, the Nets have been a below-average offensive team, ranking 25th in scoring at 111.8 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 109.7 points per game.

When it comes to pace, Brooklyn is 25th in the league at 97 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Nets are 26th at 45%.

One area where the Nets have excelled is three-point shooting, as they are 6th in the league in made threes at 13.7 per game. However, they are just 25th in free throw attempts and 25th in made free throws.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

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Today, the Pacers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 123.1 points per game (1st).

When it comes to scoring, the Pacers are the best in the NBA, averaging 123.1 points per game. At home, they are scoring 125.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Indiana is shooting 50% from the field. They are also the top team in the league in two-point field goal percentage at 58%.

So far this season, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 71.6% of their games. They are also the top team in the league in two-point field goals made per game. In terms of pace, Indiana is second in the NBA at 101.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pacers are 11th in the league in made threes per game. Overall, they have made 37% of their three-point attempts. In terms of free throws, Indiana is 20th in the league in both attempts and makes.

Nets Team Defense

The Nets’ defense is presently ranked 14th in the league, allowing an average of 113.9 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 53.5% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.9% of their three-point attempts.

Pacers Team Defense

So far, the Pacers’ defense is ranked 29th in the league at 121.4 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pacers are forcing 12.6 per game, which is 16th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 7th in blocked shots at 5.9 per game.

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. For the season, he has been averaging 21.3 points per game, in addition to 3 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Pascal Siakam to be the top scorer for the Pacers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 21, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 53.3% and is averaging 21.4 points per contest.

Nets vs Pacers Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Brooklyn has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 108 points per game.
  • Across the Pacers last ten home games, the team averaged 115 points per game while allowing 112. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 5-5, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Nets have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
  • As the betting favorite, the Pacers have an ATS mark of just 1-4 in their last five games. Indiana posted a straight up mark of 1-4 in these matchups.

Nets vs Pacers Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Pacers vs. Nets game, we suggest taking the Nets at +9. Even though our predictions have the Pacers winning 114-107, we see the Nets as the better choice on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 228.5 and given that our model is projecting 221 points between the teams, we like the under.

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

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