Pacers vs. Nets Prediction
Can the Brooklyn Nets continue their hot streak tonight when they host the Indiana Pacers at 7:30PM ET?
505 Indiana Pacers at 506 Brooklyn Nets
Friday, December 21, 2018
7:30PM ET – Barclay Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pacers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 211 points. The public betting for this game currently has 55 percent going on the Pacers on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pacers drop two straight
Indiana has lost two straight coming into tonight, falling at home to Cleveland and then losing at Toronto. The Pacers are now 20-12 on the season, 9-7 on the road, 17-15 against the spread and 21-11 with the under.
The Indy defense is leading the league, allowing just 100.8 points per game while holding opponents to 43.6 percent from the field. Offensively, Indiana is putting up 105.9 points per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the floor. Victor Oladipo is leading the team with 20.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game. Bojan Bogdanovic is adding 16.4 points per contest.
Nets win seven straight
The Brooklyn Nets are the hottest team in the NBA right now, winning seven straight while covering the spread in eight straight. The Nets are now 15-18 on the season, 7-10 at home, 18-15 against the spread and 17-16 with the under.
The Nets are putting up 110.6 points per game on offense this season while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Defensively, Brooklyn is giving up 111.2 points per game while opponents are shooting 46.9 percent from the field. D’Angelo Russell has been leading the team now with 18 points per game while adding 6.2 assists per contest. Spencer Dinwiddie is contributing 17.5 points and 4.9 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pacers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven Eastern Conference games.
The Nets have covered the spread in six straight conference games and 10 of their last 12 home games against a team with a winning road record.
Indiana did win and cover in the lone meeting this season, but both teams are trending very differently. Indiana’s lack of offense has hurt it in recent games while the Nets are improving on both offense and defense right now. With this game in Brooklyn, I expect the Nets to continue to play with the confidence we have seen over recent weeks. I will take them getting points right now.
NBA Prediction: Brooklyn Nets +2.5