The Brooklyn Nets will host the Indiana Pacers in an Eastern Conference matchup at the Barclays Center. The Pacers are favored by 7.5 points and have a moneyline of -308, while the Nets are +245 on the moneyline. The over/under line is currently set at 230.5 points.

This game will tip off at 7:30 ET and will be televised on YES. The Pacers (43-33) are currently sixth in the Eastern Conference, while the Nets (29-47) are 11th in the East. Indiana has won two straight, while Brooklyn has lost two in a row.

INDIANA PACERS VS BROOKLYN NETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Brooklyn Nets +7.5

This game will be played at Barclays Center at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, April 3rd.

WHY BET THE BROOKLYN NETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-107 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 51.1% and knocking down 13 threes.

Pressure Builds for Indiana as Away Favorites

In their last game against the Nets, the Pacers won by a score of 133-111. This improved their overall record to 43-33 for the season, which has them in 6th place in the Eastern Conference.

Indiana is favored by 7.5 points in today’s game and has gone 2-0 straight up as the favorite. In the Eastern Conference, they are 29-18 compared to 14-15 against non-conference opponents.

This season, the Pacers have an ATS record of 41-33, including a 21-16 ATS mark on the road. They have covered the spread in two straight games and have an average ATS scoring differential of +5.8 points per game on the road.

The O/U line for today’s game is 230.5, and Indiana has played in 66 games with higher O/U lines than that. The average O/U line in their games this season is 241.8, and their games have averaged 243.3 points.

Indiana’s last two wins have come against the Nets, and in their most recent game, they covered the spread as 12.5-point favorites. The final score of that game was 133-111, and the O/U line was 227.

When it comes to scoring, the Pacers are the best in the league, averaging 122.9 points per game. They have been particularly strong on the road, where they are averaging 120.8 points per game.

Indiana’s offense is built on their ability to get to the rim. They lead the NBA in two-point field goal percentage at 58%. Overall, they are shooting 50% from the field, which is also tops in the league.

So far, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 71.1% of their games. They are also one of the top teams in terms of pace, ranking 2nd in the league at 101.3 possessions per game.

Looking at the Pacers defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 120.4 points per game (28th). On two point field goal attempts, the Pacers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.2% and allowing 36.9% from beyond the arc.

Can the Nets Lock in a Home Win?

Today, the Nets are looking to avenge their last game against the Pacers, which they lost by a score of 133-111. The combined scoring output of 244 points easily went over the O/U line of 227.5.

As the underdog, Brooklyn is 13-39 straight-up this season and 19-30 against the spread. They have lost two straight games as the underdog and are 13-39 overall. The Nets are 32-41 ATS for the season.

On average, the Nets’ games have finished with 224.9 points, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 230.5. This season, their games have averaged an over/under line of 225.1.

Brooklyn is currently 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 29-47. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 21-26 and 4-9 against other teams in the Atlantic Division.

At home, the Nets are 19-15 ATS and have an average scoring differential of +1.7 points per game. Their overall ATS record at home is 17-20, while they are 12-27 straight-up on the road.

At home, the Nets are averaging 113.3 points per game, which is 19th in the league. Overall, they are 24th in scoring at 111.1 points per game. Brooklyn has outscored the NBA scoring average in 39.5% of their games this season.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nets are 8th in the league with an average of 13.5 made threes per game. However, they are just 28th in two-point field goal percentage at 45%.

So far this season, the Nets have made an average of 15.7 free throws per game, which is 26th in the NBA. In terms of assists, Brooklyn is 18th in the league with an average of 26 per game.

On defense, the Nets come into the game ranked 15th in the league in points allowed at 113.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 119 points per contest (22nd). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Nets defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.2% while allowing 37.1% from downtown.