Pacers vs. Nets Predictions

by | Apr 10, 2022 | mlb

Indiana Pacers (25-56 SU, 37-42-2 ATS) vs. Brooklyn Nets (43-38 SU, 32-47-2 ATS)

When: Sunday April 10 2022, 03:30 PM (ET)

Where: Barclays Center, Brookyln, New York

TV: BSIN

Point Spread: IND +15/BRO -15 (Opened BRO -15.5 at MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 and they’ll give you a 100% bonus up to $300!)

Total: 234.5 (Opened at 234.5)

Money Line: Indiana Pacers 854/Brooklyn Nets -1638

Power Rating: BRO -15

Probable Starting Lineups

Indiana Pacers PG T.J. McConnell, SG Tyrese Haliburton, SF Buddy Hield, PF Oshae Brissett, C Isaiah Jackson

Brooklyn Nets PG Kyrie Irving, SG Seth Curry P, SF Bruce Brown, PF Kevin Durant, C Andre Drummond

Key Injuries

Indiana Pacers
Goga Bitadze: Foot (QUESTIONABLE)
Jalen Smith: Groin (QUESTIONABLE)
Malcolm Brogdon: Back (OUT)
Chris Duarte: Toe (OUT)
Myles Turner: Foot (OUT)
T.J. Warren: Foot (OUT)
Ricky Rubio: Knee (OUT)

Brooklyn Nets
Goran Dragic: Illness (OUT)
Ben Simmons: Back (OUT)
Joe Harris: Ankle (OUT)

The Brooklyn Nets host the Indiana Pacers in an Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 03:30 PM ET at the Barclays Center.

Recent Form

The Indiana Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 25-56, placing them 13rd in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Indiana has struggled in their 40 road contests, sitting at 9-31. Over the Pacers’ last five games, they have picked up just 0 wins. During this stretch, Indiana is averaging 120.0 points per game, 9.0 points more than their season average of 111.3. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 108.0 points per contest. A key reason for Indiana’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 128.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 114.7. In the Indiana Pacers’ most recent game, the team fell to Philadelphia by a score of 133-120.

The Brooklyn Nets come into this game with an overall record of 43-38, placing them 8th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Brooklyn has struggled in their 40 home contests, sitting at 19-21. The Nets have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Brooklyn’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 116.0 points per game. Combined, the Nets’ last five opponents are giving up 111.0 points per contest. The Nets have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 110.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 112.0. In the Brooklyn Nets’ most recent game, Brooklyn took down Cleveland by a score of 118-107.

Individual Player Analysis

As Indiana travels to take on the Brooklyn Nets, the Pacers’ will be looking for another big scoring night from Oshae Brissett as he led the team in their loss to Philadelphia with 20 points. As Brissett gets set to take on the Nets, he could be in line for a big game as Brooklyn is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 55.88% of their games. This figure places them 28th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Kevin Durant leads the Nets in scoring, averaging 30 points across his 54 games. Throughout the season, Durant has outscored his season average in 43.0% of his outings. On the season, the Pacers have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 49.18% of their games, giving them a rank of 13th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Brooklyn Nets are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 13 of Brooklyn’s 78 games, leading to a winning percentage of 69%. So far, the Indiana Pacers have played 21 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 21 times, by an average margin of -13.0 points.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets have met up for 2 games. In their last meeting, Brooklyn picked up a 129-121 win.

How the Public is Betting the Pacers vs Nets

67% are betting the Nets against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of No Odds

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog.
  • Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Nets are 11-27 ATS in their last 38 games as a favorite.
  • Nets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into the last game of the regular season, the Brooklyn Nets will be looking to pick up a win to lock in their spot as the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference. If both the Nets and Cavaliers win their final game, Brooklyn will host the 7/8 matchup, as they hold the tie breaker over the Cavs. As for Indiana, it will be fitting that they end the season with yet another lengthy injury list. Throughout the year, the Pacers have dealt with injuries to several key players, disrupting any chance they had to compete in the East. However, look for Indiana to keep this game within the 15.5 point spread. Don’t forget to check out the rest of today’s NBA picks!