Nets look for a tough win in Indiana
The Brooklyn Nets will have their work cut out for them on Saturday night as they take on the Indiana Pacers in NBA betting action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The Pacers blasted the Nets 103-86 as a 6.5-point road favorite on the NBA odds in the last meeting between the teams on December 23 in Brooklyn.
Indiana also topped the Nets 96-91 as a 1-point road favorite in their first meeting November 9.
Supporters of the Nets have seen them go 10-19 and 12-17 ATS so far this season, while the Pacers are at 23-5 and 20-8 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pacers are 11-17, while the Nets are 16-12-1.
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pacers at No. 1 and the Nets at No. 28 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-85 result in favor of the Pacers.
Brooklyn won its last outing, a 104-93 result against the Bucks on December 27. The Nets covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 197 combined points took the game OVER the total. Brooklyn got 20 points from Shaun Livingston en route to a 104-93 victory over Milwaukee on Friday at Barclays Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 98.64 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 21 at 101.97 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 45.72% so far, more than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.37% per game.
A few Nets at Pacers trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Brooklyn is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Brooklyn is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Indiana is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
Indiana is 17-6 ATS in its last 23 games at home
Indiana is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Brooklyn at San Antonio, Tuesday, December 31st
Indiana home to Cleveland, Tuesday, December 31st