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Pacers visit Nets in hoops battle

Indiana PacersNew Jersey Nets
March 21, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Indiana Pacers vs New Jersey Nets Odds

30-40TEAM RECORD22-46

The Pacers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Nets in New Jersey at Prudential Center on Monday in NBA action.

The Pacers will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 31-36-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Nets are 32-36 ATS. Indiana is 30-39-1 on the totals; New Jersey is 32-35-1.

View Indiana vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 195.5 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nets rated this week at No. 26 and the Pacers sitting at No. 12. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 97-93 result in favor of the Pacers today.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 28-ranked offense (93.7 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 17 at 100.9 PPG. The Nets have averaged 43.9% from the field per game, almost the same as the Pacers have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 102.7 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 99-78 loser as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 177 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Indiana was run off the court by the Grizzlies on Saturday as Memphis blasted them 99-78 at FedExForum.

The Nets were a 98-92 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (190) made winners of UNDER bettors. New Jersey got 21 points and 10 rebounds from Brook Lopez in a losing cause in a 98-92 loss to Washington on Sunday at Verizon Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Pacers at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games
New Jersey is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 17 of New Jersey's last 25 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana

Next up:
Indiana at Charlotte, Wednesday, March 23
New Jersey at Cleveland, Wednesday, March 23

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