Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 2/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+2.5)
Barclays Center is the venue where and the Brooklyn Nets (14-11) will play the Indiana Pacers (12-12) on Wednesday. Indiana opens this contest as 2.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 231.
The Indiana Pacers played the Utah Jazz and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 103-95 in their last contest. Indiana walked away from the game having earned a 39.8% field goal percentage (37 of 93) and buried 8 of their 29 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Pacers made 13 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 72.2%. In relation to getting rebounds, they collected 45 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 assists in this matchup while earning 9 steals and 6 blocks. In the matter of defending, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 41.3% from the floor on 38 of 92 shooting. Utah doled out 22 dimes and had 2 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Jazz grabbed 60 rebounds (16 offensive, 44 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Utah ended up shooting 66.7% from the charity stripe by converting 14 of 21 tries. They made 13 out of their 42 shots from beyond the arc.
Domantas Sabonis is one player who was a factor for the contest. He had 20 points on 7 out of 19 shooting. He played 34:13 mins and snagged 9 rebounds. Sabonis ended up going 36.8% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in this matchup for the Pacers was Malcolm Brogdon. He pulled down 4 rebounds and also totaled 7 assists. He shot 35.0% from the field for this contest by going 7-of-20 (15 points). When the final whistle was blown, Brogdon played 36:10 min.
Indiana will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 12-12 on the year. They cough up possession 13.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 20.6 fouls per contest. As a team, Indiana is pulling in 42.5 boards per contest and has accounted for 642 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 5th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Pacers are shooting 36.6% on 3-pointers (298 of 814) and 76.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 113.1 pts per contest (13th in the NBA) while going 47.6% from the field. On the defensive end, the Pacers are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. The Pacers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.3% (364 of 441) and they relinquish 45.2 boards per contest as a squad. They are ranked 23rd in the NBA in allowing assists with 607 surrendered on the season. They surrender 39.2% on three-point shots while they are 17th in the league in points per game from their opponents (111.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Brooklyn Nets took a loss by a final score of 124-108 when they faced the Philadelphia 76ers. The Nets were able to collect 26 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for the matchup. They also stuffed 3 attempts while recording 6 steals for the matchup. The 76ers had 15 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throws for a rate of 88.2%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Brooklyn converted 15 out of 41 tries (36.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Nets shot 39 out of 88 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3%. The Nets allowed the 76ers to convert 48 of their 94 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.1% for the matchup. They shot 37.0% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 10 out of 27 and finished the game at 18 out of 22 at the charity stripe (81.8%). In the matter of rebounding, Brooklyn allowed Philadelphia to grab 51 in all (13 on the offensive side).
James Harden ended up being a major contributor for the Nets for this contest. He buried 10 of 20 for this game giving him a rate of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 26 points. Harden snagged 8 rebounds in his 29:07 minutes of time on the court and had 10 assists for the matchup. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Brooklyn was Joe Harris. He ended up with 14 points in his 21:32 mins on the court by going 6 out of 9 from the floor for this contest. Harris ended up shooting 66.7% from the field and also contributing 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Brooklyn has a record of 14-11 so far this year. As an offense, the Nets are hitting on 49.8% from the field, which is ranked 1st in the league. Brooklyn has totaled 3,037 pts this year (121.5 per game) and they pull in 44.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.8 times per game (5th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.4 times per contest. The Nets are committing 20.0 personal fouls every game and they go 81.8% from the free throw line. The Nets defensively are ranked 29th in basketball in points allowed per game with 118.2. The Brooklyn defense surrenders 36.0% on 3-pointers (317 of 880) and their opposition knocks down 79.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 24.9 dimes and 43.8 total boards per game, which has them ranked 17th and 10th in the league. They are able to force 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.1% from the floor (14th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana (+2.5)
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