Pacers vs. Nets - 3/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (27-39) at Indiana Pacers (30-38)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -6 -- Over/Under: 192.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSMW
The Brooklyn Nets and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Brooklyn Nets need a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Nets are averaging 96.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting and are allowing 100.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 15.3 points and 6.9 rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 14.9 points and 3.4 assists. Thaddeus Young is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Deron Williams is dishing 6.1 assists. The Brooklyn Nets have won three of their last four games and are trying to get back in the East playoff race. The Nets are coming off a Friday triple-overtime win over the Bucks in which they allowed just 38 percent shooting. The Nets have split their last 10 road games and are 16-20 SU on the road overall.
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The Indiana Pacers need to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 96.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and are allowing 96.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 14.7 points and 4.5 assists while Rodney Stuckey is averaging 13.2 points and 3.2 assists. C.J. Miles is shooting 38.2 percent and Roy Hibbert is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are also fighting for a playoff spot, but four straight losses have them on the outside looking in. The good news for the Pacers is that Paul George is expected to return within the next week, giving Indiana a much needed scoring option. The Pacers have scored 92 or less points in three of their last four games. David West is questionable with an illness.
The Nets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Pacers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Nets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Indiana and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Two teams fighting for the same playoff spot, and the Pacers have done nothing as of late to deserve such big chalk. I'll take my chances with the Nets and the points, but the best bet would be to leave this game alone.