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Pacers visit Nets in hoops battle

Indiana PacersBrooklyn Nets
22-5December 23, 2013, 07:30 | Barclays Center9-17

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Brooklyn and Indiana on Monday, with the host Nets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nets currently sport a record of 9-17, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-15 ATS. The Pacers are 22-5 and 19-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nets post a 15-10-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pacers have gone 11-16 against the number.

View Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Nets as 5.5-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 193 earlier at GTbets.eu.

This game matches up the No. 28 (Nets) and the No. 1 (Pacers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-86 result in favor of the Pacers is predicted by handicapping models.

Brooklyn lost its last outing, a 121-120 result against the 76ers on December 20. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 241 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Nets wasted a 26-point performance from Alan Anderson as Philadelphia ran past them 121-120 on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Brooklyn's No. 21-ranked offense (98.08 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.48 PPG. The Nets have averaged 44.97% from the field per game, less than the Pacers have managed so far this season (45.71% on average).

Next up:
Indiana home to New Jersey, Saturday, December 28th
Brooklyn home to Chicago, Wednesday, December 25th