At 7:00 ET in Indianapolis, the Pacers (-418) will host the Nets (+320) in a matchup between Eastern Conference foes. Indiana is currently the 6th seed in the East, while Brooklyn is 11th.

The over/under line for the game is set at 228.5 points, and the Pacers are favored by 9. The game will be televised on BSIN.


The Pick: Brooklyn Nets +9

This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-107 in favor of the Pacers.
  • Our projections have Pascal Siakam finishing with Pascal Siakam points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.6% and knocking down 12 threes.

Can the Nets Pull the Upset on the Road?

Today, the Nets are looking to snap a three-game losing streak as the underdog. Overall, they have been the underdog in 44 of their 66 games this season. As the underdog, Brooklyn is 12-32 straight-up and 17-24 against the spread.

On the road, the Nets have a record of 10-22 and are 11-21 ATS. In their games away from home, they have an average scoring differential of -6.4 points per game.

Brooklyn’s O/U record for the season is 33-33, and the over has hit in each of their last six games. This year, their games have averaged 225.7 points per game compared to today’s O/U line of 228.5.

In their most recent game, the Nets lost to the Magic by a score of 114-106. The O/U line for that game was 205.5, and Brooklyn was a 6-point underdog going into the game.

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Nets are currently in 11th place with a record of 26-40. Against other teams in the East, they are 18-22 and 3-8 against division opponents.

Heading into the game, the Nets are 25th in the league in scoring at 111.8 points per game. However, their offense has been better on the road, averaging 109.7 points compared to 113.9 at home.

Brooklyn’s offense has been heavily reliant on the three-point shot this season, as they are 6th in the NBA in made threes per game at 13.7. Overall, they are 14th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Nets are 25th in the league at 52%. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 26th at 45%.

On average, the Brooklyn defense is giving up 113.9 points per game (14th). Right now, they are on a 4 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. In the terms of takeaways, Nets are causing 12 turnovers per game, ranking 8th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 14th in rejections, averaging 5.1 blocked shots each game.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Pacers?

Indiana is currently 37-30 on the season and is in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Central Division, they are 3rd.

The Pacers have gone 35-30 against the spread this season, including a 17-16 record at home and 18-14 on the road. However, they have failed to cover the spread in their last two home games.

As the favorite, Indiana has gone 18-14 straight-up and 14-18 against the spread. They have been favored in 32 of their 67 games this season.

Indiana’s O/U record for the season is 35-32, and their games have averaged 244.6 points per game. Today’s O/U line is 228.5, and 62 of their games have had higher O/U lines than that.

In their last game, the Pacers lost to the Bulls by a score of 132-129. The O/U line for that game was also 228.5. Indiana was favored by 5 points going into the game, giving them a 3-point ATS loss.

This season, the Pacers have been the NBA’s top-scoring team, averaging 123.1 points per game. They have been even better at home, where they are averaging 125.9 points per game.

Indiana’s offense has been efficient, as they lead the league in field goal percentage at 50%. They also lead the NBA in two-point field goal percentage at 58%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pacers are 11th in made threes per game but have attempted the 13th most shots from beyond the arc. Overall, they are shooting 37% from three.

Looking at the Pacers defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 121.4 points per game (29th). So far this season, the Pacers’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 2nd in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 25.8 times per game vs. Indiana.