Indiana Pacers (2-4) vs. Brooklyn Nets (1-4)
October 29, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -11; Over/Under: +234.5
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The Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Barclays Center. The Indiana Pacers look to rebound from their 2-4 start. The Brooklyn Nets look to bounce back from a 1-4 record.
The Indiana Pacers are averaging 117.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 121.2 points on 47 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 22.6 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Bennedict Mathurin is averaging 20.8 points and 5 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Smith is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 44.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 113 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 121.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 33.2 points and 4 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 29.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Nic Claxton is the third double-digit scorer and David Duke Jr. is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 42.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game.
The Pacers are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 9-3 in Pacers last 12 overall. The under is 5-2 in Nets last 7 Saturday games. The Pacers are 18-6 ATS in the last 24 meetings in Brooklyn and 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets have the talent to win this game by double digits, especially with the Indiana Pacers on the end of a back to back. However, the Nets need to focus on winning games period before we can start talking about style points. The Nets have yet to play well at either end of the floor, and their defensive effort has been one of the worst in the league. I’m not laying this much chalk with them until they get their act together. Give me the Pacers and the points.