Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction 4/3/2024

The Indiana Pacers (43-33) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (29-47) on Wednesday, April 3rd. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised on YES. The Pacers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Nets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Nets. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Pacers vs Nets

indiana pacers nba

The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win

The Pacers picked up a win over the Nets in their latest game, finishing with a score of 133-111. As the second half got underway, the Pacers were leading by a score of 75-47.

In their last three games, the Pacers are 2-1 and have an overall record of 43-33. When playing against Eastern Conference teams, the Pacers are 29-18 and have gone 14-15 in non-conference games.

Indiana is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 41-33. On the road, the Pacers have an ATS record of 21-16 compared to a 20-17 record vs. the spread at home.

The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Nets lost to the Pacers with a final score of 133-111. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Nets couldn’t cover as +12.5 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 227 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

Coming into today’s game, the Nets have a 29-47 record, and are looking to get a win over the Pacers. In the Eastern Conference, the Nets are currently in 11th place, and are 4th in the Atlantic division.

This season, Brooklyn holds an ATS record of 32-41, which also includes their two game losing streak against the spread. The Nets have suffered two consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 13-11 against the spread when they are the favorites.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Indiana is averaging 122.9 points per contest. This figure places them 1st in the league.

Heading into their matchup with the Nets, the Pacers are the top-scoring team in the NBA at 122.9 points per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 120.8 points per game away from home.

Indiana’s offense is led by their ability to get to the rim, as they lead the league in two-point field goal percentage at 58%. Overall, they are shooting 50% from the field, which is also tops in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pacers are 15th in the league in attempts but have connected on 37% of their looks from beyond the arc. In terms of pace, Indiana is 2nd in the NBA at 101.3 possessions per game.

Nets Offense Breakdown

brooklyn nets

Through 76 games the Nets are averaging 111.1 points per contest, placing them 24th in the NBA.

At home, the Nets are 19th in the NBA in scoring at 113.3 points per game. Overall, they are 24th in the league in scoring. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 20th in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nets are 8th in the league in made threes per game. However, they are just 28th in two-point field goal percentage.

So far this season, Brooklyn has outscored the NBA scoring average in 39.5% of their games. In terms of assists, the Nets are 18th in the league.

Pacers Team Defense

So far, the Pacers’ defense is ranked 28th in the league at 120.4 points per contest. So far this season, the Pacers’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 1st in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 25.8 times per game vs. Indiana.

Nets Team Defense

In terms of defense, Nets is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 113.8 points per game. The Brooklyn defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.1% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Brooklyn.

Key Players For The Pacers And Nets

For today’s matchup, we project Pascal Siakam to lead the scoring for the Pacers, putting up 21 points and shooting at a rate of 8/15. For the season, he has been averaging 21.7 points per game, in addition to 7.1 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Cam Thomas to be the top scorer for the Nets. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 44.3%, and his scoring average is 22 points per game.

Pacers vs Nets Trends

  • Although Indiana has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 6-4. The team averaged 119 points per game in these games.
  • Although Brooklyn has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 3-7. The team averaged 107 points per game in these games.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Nets have a straight up record of 2-8. But, their mark vs the spread was just 3-7.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Indiana has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 5-5 straight up.

Pacers vs Nets Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Pacers vs. Nets game, our recommendation is to take the Nets at +7.5. Despite our model showing the Pacers winning 114-107, we like Nets as our point-spread pick.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 230.5, and our model predicts the Pacers and Nets to score a combined 221 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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

* All odds are provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.Action247 does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these post.