Indiana Pacers vs. Brooklyn Nets - 12/18/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (7-18) at Indiana Pacers (15-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -10 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSMW
The Brooklyn Nets and Indiana Pacers meet Friday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Brooklyn Nets need a big victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 96 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.3 points and eight rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.7 points and 8.9 rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 7.2 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost seven straight road games.
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The Indiana Pacers look to keep rolling after winning six of their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 103.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 26.2 points and 7.8 rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 15.7 points and 1.2 assists. Monta Ellis is dishing 4.6 assists and Jordan Hill is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.5 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have won six of their last seven home games.
The Nets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Pacers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Nets are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Indiana and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
Besides Lopez, the Nets really struggle on the offensive end and have been flat out brutal outside of Brooklyn this season. The Pacers continue to be an offensive powerhouse and have done a good job of beating up lousy teams. I'll take Indiana by double digits here.