Nets vs. Pacers - 12/27/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (10-20) at Brooklyn Nets (13-15)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -2 -- Over/Under: 192.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, YES
The Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets square off Saturday night at the Barclays Center.
The Indiana Pacers have split their last six games and end a short two-game road trip. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 93.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting and are allowing 96.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting. George Hill has 28 points in his first two games back from injury and David West is averaging 12.9 points and 6.6 rebounds. Roy Hibbert is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Rodney Stuckey is shooting 40.2 percent from the field. The Indiana Pacers have received a much needed scoring spark with the return of Hill, as they’ve topped 100 points in two of their last three games and are shooting 44.4 percent in their last five games. However, the Pacers are coming off a Friday loss to the Detroit Pistons where they allowed 54.7 percent shooting. Consistency is still the Pacers weak spot.
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The Brooklyn Nets have won three straight games and are just two games below .500. On the season, the Nets are averaging 96.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting and are allowing 98.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Joe Johnson is averaging 16.7 points and 4.8 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 15.6 points and 6.8 assists. Mirza Teletovic is shooting 43 percent from the field and Kevin Garnett is grabbing eight rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets have topped 100 points in three straight games and are shooting 45.9 percent from the field in their last five contests. The Nets have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring 100 or more points. Now, the Nets have to avoid the let down games and pick up wins if they hope to return to the playoffs.
The Pacers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pacers are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Brooklyn and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Nets are finally starting to play solid basketball and seem to be clicking on the offensive end in ways they haven't all season. The Pacers are still struggling and it's hard to trust them on the road. I'll take the Nets considering the way they've played the last couple of games.