Brooklyn Nets at Indiana Pacers Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 5 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 39-40. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -0.5 as they average 112.0 points per contest while giving up 112.6 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 47-33 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 107.8 points per game and surrender 104.3, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 42-37-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 39-39-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 39-40-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 33-46-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
04/06/19 G Allen Crabbe Knee is downgraded to out Saturday vs Milwaukee
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
04/05/19 PG Darren Collison Groin is questionable Sunday vs Brooklyn
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Joe Harris comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. D'Angelo Russell averages 21.1 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Myles Turner averages 13.4 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 18.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 112.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.2 per game. The Nets allow 112.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 22nd in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.2 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 26.0. The Pacers are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Pacers surrender 104.3 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 43.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Nets are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 109.9, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 14th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Indiana is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Pacers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana -5
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