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Indiana Pacers vs. Brooklyn Nets - 4/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Brooklyn Nets at Indiana Pacers
Date & Time Sunday April 7, 2019, 5:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
The Line
The Line: Indiana Pacers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 219
TV Channel
YES, FSIN
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The Brooklyn Nets and Indiana Pacers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Brooklyn Nets look for a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 112 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 21.1 points and 6.9 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.1 points and 2.5 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Caris LeVert is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five of their last eight road games.

The Indiana Pacers could use a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 107.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 18 points and two assists while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.1 points and 9.3 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Wesley Matthews is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won four of their last six home games.

The Nets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Pacers are 40-18-1 ATS in their last 59 Sunday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Nets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Indiana and 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Pacers last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Nets last 5 road games.

The Indiana Pacers have completely fallen apart these last couple of weeks, and a lot of it has to do with a defense that's allowing 47.5 percent shooting in their last five games. The Brooklyn Nets have had their struggles as well lately, but most of their losses have been competitive to really good playoff teams. You could make a strong argument that the Nets are the better team than the pacers at this very moment. The Pacers are also just 6-9 ATS this season when favored by less than four points. I have to take the Nets and the free bucket, a game they're more than capable of winning outright. 

Pick:
Brooklyn Nets +3.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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