Pacers at Nets - 3/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (32-41) at Brooklyn Nets (32-40)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -2 -- Over/Under: 199.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, YES
The Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets square off Tuesday night at the Barclays Center.
The Indiana Pacers need a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 96.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 97.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 15.9 points and 4.7 assists while Rodney Stuckey is averaging 12.9 points and 3.1 assists. C.J. Miles is shooting 38.7 percent from the field and David West is grabbing seven rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 50 percent shooting from the field and 46.4 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Pacers have lost four of their last six road games. This is a must win game for the Pacers if they hope to make playoffs.
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The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Nets are averaging 97.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting and are allowing 100.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 16.6 points and 7.1 rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 14.8 points and 3.5 assists. Deron Williams is dishing 6.3 assists and Jarrett Jack is shooting 44.2 percent from the field. The Brooklyn Nets are barely holding onto the last seed in the East and should also consider this a must win. The Nets have won 11 of their last 12 games when topping 100 points, and they’re shooting 46.5 percent from the field in their last five games. Thaddeus Young is questionable with a knee injury.
The Pacers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Atlantic and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Nets are 1-5-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pacers are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Brooklyn.
This is a game that means so much to both teams as far as playoffs are concerned. It's basically a pick em, which is why I'm siding with the Nets only because they're at home.