Brooklyn Nets vs. Indiana Pacers - 10/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (1-0) at Brooklyn Nets (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets meet Friday night in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Indiana Pacers look for another win after beating the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 130 points on 50.5 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Myles Turner is averaging 30 points and 16 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 25 points and six assists. Jeff Teague is the third double-digit scorer and Monta Ellis is dishing seven assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 52.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers look to start 2-0 for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
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The Brooklyn Nets look for a bounce back performance after barely losing to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 117 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 122 points on 53.9 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 21 points and five rebounds while Justin Hamilton is averaging 19 points and two assists. Jeremy Lin is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing three assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets hope to avoid back-to-back 0-2 starts to the season. Randy Foye is questionable with a hamstring injury.
The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Pacers are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Brooklyn and the underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are simply not a good or talented basketball team, and their opener against the Celtics wasn't as close as the score indicated. Meanwhile, the Pacers have a solid starting five and can get very hot from beyond the arc. The Pacers should be able to go into Brooklyn and win this game rather easily. I'm just not high on the Nets at all.