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Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers Odds
The Nets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pacers in Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday in NBA action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pacers are 49-29 so far on the season, and 42-36 ATS vs. the number. The Nets, meanwhile, are 46-32 and 37-39-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 37-41 and the Nets go 38-40 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-rated Pacers and the No. 15-rated Nets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-96 win for the Pacers on Friday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 1-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 10-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 7.6 per outing.
Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.9 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.
Brooklyn won its last outing, a 101-93 result against the Celtics on April 10. The Nets covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 194 combined points took the game OVER the total. Brooklyn got 29 points and 12 assists from Deron Williams en route to a 101-93 victory over Boston on Wednesday at TD Garden.
In their last action, Indiana was a 99-94 winner at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for OVER bettors. George Hill went off for 27 points and added 2 rebounds leading Indiana over Cleveland, 99-94, on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Nets at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Brooklyn's last 10 games on the road
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Brooklyn's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Brooklyn's last 16 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Brooklyn
Brooklyn at Toronto, Sunday, April 14
Indiana at New York, Sunday, April 14