Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 4/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-4.5)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the site where and the Indiana Pacers (29-32) will take on the Brooklyn Nets (42-20) on Thursday. Indiana opens this matchup as 4.5-point dogs. The total opens at 231.
The Brooklyn Nets played the Toronto Raptors and notched a win by a score of 116-103 in their last game. Brooklyn walked away from the game with a 48.2% FG percentage (40 of 83) and made 18 out of their 45 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Nets converted 18 of 18 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 41 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 30 assists for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When talking about defense, Brooklyn let their opponent shoot 39.6% from the floor on 36 out of 91 shooting. Toronto distributed 24 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. On top of that, Toronto had 47 rebounds (15 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Toronto finished 84.2% at the free throw line by making 16 of 19 attempts. They buried 15 of 43 tries from beyond the arc.
Jeff Green is one guy who played a role in the matchup. He had 22 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 36:33 mins played and also snagged 8 rebounds. Green shot 50.0% from the field and also earned 1 assist. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Nets was Kevin Durant. He snagged 10 rebounds in 32:37 min played on the night. He shot 71.4% from the floor for this contest by going 5-of-7 (17 points). When the final whistle blew, Durant had 4 assists.
Brooklyn steps onto the court with a mark of 42-20 this year. The Nets are shooting 39.0% on 3-pointers (875 of 2,246) and 80.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 118.7 points per game (2nd in the league) on 49.3% from the floor. They turn it over 13.8 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.1 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Brooklyn is pulling down 44.3 rebounds per game and has earned 1,664 assists for the season, which is 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. The Nets defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.2% (799 of 1,178) and they relinquish 42.6 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 14th in the league in giving up assists with 1,514 conceded this season. They relinquish 36.7% on shots from distance while they are 22nd in the league in PPG allowed (114.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Indiana Pacers took a loss by a score of 133-112 against the Portland Blazers. The Pacers were able to snag 31 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while recording 6 steals for the matchup. The Blazers had 19 fouls for the game which took the Pacers to the free throw line for 28 tries. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 78.6%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Indiana made 10 out of their 30 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Pacers ended up going 40 out of 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.5%. The Pacers allowed the Blazers to bury 50 of 106 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.2% in the matchup. They finished 57.1% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 20 out of 35 and finished the contest at 13 of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). In relation to how they rebounded, Indiana permitted Portland to grab 57 in all (20 offensive).
Oshae Brissett pitched in for the Pacers in this matchup. He buried 5 out of 11 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and had 10 rebounds. Brissett accumulated 18 points in his 39:37 mins on the court and had 1 assist for the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Indiana was Malcolm Brogdon. He accumulated 4 dimes in his 27:40 minutes played, and he shot 5 out of 14 from the floor. Brogdon ended up shooting 35.7% from the field and also earning 18 points and 4 rebounds.
Indiana has a mark of 29-32 this season. Indiana has scored 6,951 pts for the season (114.0 per contest) and they average 42.4 boards per game. The Pacers commit 20.2 fouls per contest and they hit 78.7% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Pacers are shooting 46.9% from the field, which ranks 12th in the league. They are assisting teammates 26.7 times per game (8th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.5 times per contest. The Pacers are ranked 23rd in the league in points given up per game with 114.6. They are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.8% from the field (18th in the league). The Indiana defense concedes 37.3% on shots from distance (712 of 1,907) and their opponents are making 78.4% of their free throw attempts. They allow 25.8 dimes and 46.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 25th and 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana (+4.5)
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