Pacers vs Nets Betting Preview
The Brooklyn Nets will be gunning for their fifth straight ATS win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night as those Eastern Conference clubs meet for the second time this season.
Brooklyn topped Indiana 97-86 as a 5-point favorite on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks when the teams met for the first time this season back on January 13. The Nets are just 2-3 SU but 4-1 ATS over their five most recent games against the Pacers.
The Pacers sport records of 31-20 and 28-23 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Nets sit at 29-22 and 22-27-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 22-29 for the Pacers and 22-29 for the Nets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pacers sit at No. 4 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Nets are at No. 17 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 96-93.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 2-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 16 in the league with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 7.5 per outing.
Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.9 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Brooklyn, they were a 111-86 loser as they battled the Spurs at home. The Nets failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 197 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Brooklyn was run off the court by the Spurs on Sunday as San Antonio blasted them 111-86 at Barclays Center.
In their last action, Indiana was a 100-98 loser at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Pacers got a terrific 30-point performance from David West but Toronto handed them a 100-98 defeat on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 3-7
After playing San Antonio are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Nets at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Brooklyn's last 15 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 10 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Brooklyn's last 25 games on the road
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Indiana is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games at home
Brooklyn home to Denver, Wednesday, February 13
Indiana home to Charlotte, Wednesday, February 13