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Two Eastern Conference teams sitting outside the playoff places are clashing today, when the Brooklyn Nets (1-2), who want to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the struggling and last Indiana Pacers (0-3), who are still looking for their first win of the 2019/20 season.
Date/Time: 10-30-2019, 19:30 EDT
Spread: Brooklyn Nets -3.5
Brooklyn Nets have a 1-2 record (0-3 against the spread) so far this season and are tied with three more teams in the 8th place of the East. In their last game they lost on the road against the Grizzlies with a 133-134 score in overtime, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kyrie Irving with 37.7 ppg, adding 5.7 boards and a team high 6.3 dimes per game. He was followed by Caris LeVert with 19.7 ppg, 3.7 boards and 4.3 dimes per game.
Indiana Pacers have a 0-3 record (0-3 against the spread) so far this season and are sitting in the last place of the East. In their last game they lost on the road against the Pistons with a 94-96 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Malcolm Brogdon with 22.3 ppg, adding a team high 10.7 dimes per game. He is followed by Domantas Sabonis with 20.7 ppg and a team high 10.7 boards per game.
In their three meetings last season the Pacers led the Nets 2-1 wins, winning the only road game by 8 points. Nets are 1-1 at home, while the Pacers are 0-2 on the road. Nets are better offensively, scoring 124 ppg to Pacers’ 101, while Pacers are better defensively, allowing 108.3 ppg to Nets’ 123.3. Nets have better percentages both in field goals (46.1% to 44.1%) and in 3-pointers (39.7% to 34.3%). They are also better in boards grabbed (49 to 39), while Pacers are better both in dimes made (24.3 to 22.7) and in turnovers committed (13 to 19.7). Bookmakers give the Nets a -2.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home win.
Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction: Brooklyn Nets -3.5 (-111)
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