The Brooklyn Nets (11-17) will be at home in Barclays Center when they take on the Indiana Pacers (16-13). Indiana is a 3-point favorite on the opening line, while the games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 217 points. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 17, 2017, and it can be seen on YES Network.
Indiana Pacers vs. Brooklyn Nets Odds Preview
In the Pacers’ last contest, they lost to the Detroit Pistons, 104-98. Indiana’s Victor Oladipo had a good game, leading both teams in scoring with 26 points on 8-for-22 shooting. Detroit had a turnover percentage of 8.2 (better than their season average of 12.9). Indiana, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of getting and making free throws (19-25; 76.0 percent).
The Nets are hoping for a better outcome after their 120-87 loss to the Toronto Raptors in their last game. Nik Stauskas was Brooklyn’s high scorer with 22 points on 6-for-9 shooting. Toronto had a turnover percentage of 7.3 (better than their season average of 12.3). Brooklyn, on the other hand, did a terrific job of making free throws (16-19; 84.2 percent).
Indiana figures to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Pacers rank sixth in offensive efficiency, while Brooklyn ranks 20th in defensive efficiency.
Of Indiana’s 29 games, 15 have finished under the O/U total, while 14 of Brooklyn’s 28 games have finished over the O/U total. The Pacers have the better straight up (SU) record (16-13 vs. 11-17), but both teams have comparable against the spread (ATS) records. Indiana is 17-12 ATS, while Brooklyn is 17-11 ATS.
Oladipo has taken his game to another level over the last five games for Indiana, averaging 28.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.8 steals per game.
These teams have already met once this season. In that game, the two teams combined to score 271 points, well over the projected point total of 217. The Pacers won 140-131, covering as 3-point favorites. The Pacers dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.8 and a great offensive rebounding percentage of 30.4. The Nets were 15.6 and 25.0, respectively, for those same stats. Myles Turner put up a double-double in the victory with 21 points and 14 rebounds.
Indiana Pacers vs. Brooklyn Nets ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Pacers, ATS Winner – Nets, O/U – Under
- The Nets average 45.5 rebounds per game, which ranks sixth in the NBA. The Pacers rank 21st in rebounds allowed per game (44.0).
- Indiana ranks 14th in steals per game (8.0) while Brooklyn ranks 26th (6.8).
- Brooklyn averages 12.4 second chance points per game, which ranks 12th in the NBA. Indiana ranks 26th in second chance points allowed per game (14.1).
- Brooklyn averages 22.4 assists per game, which ranks 15th in the league. Indiana ranks 19th in assists allowed per game (23.4).
- Indiana is 8-5 ATS on the road with 8 overs and 5 unders.
- Brooklyn is 7-5 ATS at home with 8 overs and 4 unders.
- When holding opponents under 100 points, Indiana is 7-0 and Brooklyn is 6-0.
- In games where they reach the century mark, the Pacers are 14-5 and the Nets are 9-14.
- The Pacers average 15.3 fast break points per game, which ranks third in the NBA. The Nets rank 16th in fast break points allowed per game (11.1).
- Brooklyn ranks second in three pointers attempted per game (34.0) while Indiana ranks 24th in three pointers allowed per game (31.0).
- The Pacers rank fourth in points off turnovers per game (19.2) while the Nets rank 22nd in points off turnovers allowed per game (18.1).
- The Pacers average 4.5 blocks per game, which ranks 18th in the NBA. The Nets rank 26th in blocks allowed per game (5.4).
- Brooklyn averages 44.9 points in the paint per game, which ranks 11th in the league. Indiana ranks 27th in points allowed in the paint per game (47.9).
- Brooklyn is 2-3 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over in their last five games.
- Over their last five games, Indiana is 2-3 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over.
- The Nets average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.4, up from 3.5 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Pacers have scored an average of 104.6 points per game (3.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 103.6 points per game (3.5 below their season average).