Indiana Pacers at Brooklyn Nets ATS Prediction 12/21/18

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The Brooklyn Nets (15-18), 1.5-point underdogs, will have their hands full against the NBA’s top scoring defense when they meet the Indiana Pacers (20-12) at Barclays Center. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 211 points and it will air on YES Network at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Indiana Pacers vs. Brooklyn Nets ATS Odds

Both teams covered in their last matchup. The Nets (1.5-point favorites) defeated the Chicago Bulls, 96-93, while the Pacers (4.5-point underdogs) fell to the Toronto Raptors, 99-96. The Brooklyn game went 23 points under the projected point total of 212, while the Indiana game went 16 points under the projected point total of 211.

The Nets knocked down 20 of their 25 free throws (80.0 percent) and held the Bulls to an effective field goal percentage of 0.473 (below the 0.523 mark opponents have averaged against Brooklyn this season). Indiana, on the other hand, made nine of their 20 three pointers (45.0 percent). Jarrett Allen had a good game for Brooklyn, putting up 16 points and 12 rebounds. Myles Turner, meanwhile played a key role for Indiana with 10 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks.

In their first matchup this season, Victor Oladipo led the Pacers to a 132-112 win. He was the game’s leading scorer with 25 points. Indiana covered as an 8-point favorite and the two teams combined to put up 244 points, which was well over the projected point total of 214.5. The Pacers’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Nets. Indiana had a rate of 9.0, while Brooklyn posted a mark of 17.3.

Of the Pacers’ 32 games, 22 have finished under the total. Indiana heads into the game with records of 20-12 straight up (SU) and 16-15-1 against the spread (ATS).

Coinciding with Indiana, games involving the Nets have gone under the O/U total 51.5 percent of the time. Moreover, Brooklyn owns records of 15-18 SU and 18-15 ATS.

The Pacers’ Thaddeus Young has been playing at a high level over his last five games, averaging 18 points,9.6 rebounds,3.6 assists,1.8 steals per game. Meanwhile, Spencer Dinwiddie has averaged 25 points,5.6 assists during that same time frame for the Nets.

Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the league’s slowest-paced teams square off. Brooklyn currently ranks 22nd in possessions per game (101.7) and Indiana is 25th (100.5).

Indiana Pacers at Brooklyn Nets Pick

Free NBA Tip: SU Winner – Nets, ATS Winner – Nets, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Pacers rank 4 in rebounds allowed per game (42.75) while the Nets rank 16 (44.60606060606061).
  • Indiana ranks fourth in second chance points allowed per game (11.6) while Brooklyn ranks 28th (15.0).
  • The Pacers rank fifth in points off turnovers per game (18.8) while the Nets rank 25th (15.2).
  • Indiana ranks third in points allowed in the paint per game (42.6) while Brooklyn ranks 22nd (50.8).
  • Indiana ranks 12 in blocks per game (5.4375) while Brooklyn ranks 26 (3.787878787878788).
  • The Nets rank sixth in three pointers attempted per game (34.0) while the Pacers rank 29th (24.9).
  • The Nets rank 2 in fast break points allowed per game (10.212121212121213) while the Pacers rank 21 (14.5).
  • Indiana ranks sixth in steals per game (8.9) while Brooklyn ranks 27th (6.8).
  • When allowing less than 100 points, Brooklyn is 5-1 and Indiana is 11-3.
  • The Pacers are 17-5 when they reach the century mark, while the Nets are 14-14.
  • Brooklyn is 8-9 ATS at home, while Indiana is 8-7-1 ATS on the road.
  • In 16 road games, the Pacers have 9 unders and 7 overs.
  • The Nets have 10 overs and 7 unders in 17 home games.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Nets are 5-0 ATS over their last five games, while the Pacers are 3-2.
  • In their last five games, Brooklyn has 3 overs and 2 unders, while Indiana has 5 unders.
  • During their last five games, the Nets have scored an average of 121.4 points per game (10.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 114.4 points per game (3.2 above their season average).
  • The Pacers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.0, up from 5.1 for the season.