Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 1/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
The Brooklyn Nets (23-12) are on their way to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday where they will attempt to defeat the Indiana Pacers (14-23).
The Nets played the Grizzlies and ended up losing by a score of 118-104 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Nets ended up with 20 while the Grizzlies accumulated 12 fouls. They made 10 of 35 attempts from downtown. Memphis finished the contest at 57.1% from the free throw line by making 12 of 21 tries. Furthermore, Memphis snagged 38 rebounds (23 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 10 blocks. Memphis earned 61 dimes and had 24 steals in this game. When it comes to the defense, Brooklyn let their opponent shoot 47.1% from the field on 48 of 102 shooting. They also recorded 28 dimes for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and having 10 steals. In the matter of pulling down boards, they collected a total of 33 with 8 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Nets converted 21 of 26 attempts for a rate of 80.8%. Brooklyn walked away from the contest with a 45.1% field goal percentage (37 of 82) and buried 9 out of their 31 shots from 3-point land.
Kevin Durant is one guy who played a role for the game. He ended up finishing with 26 points on 8 out of 24 shooting. He played for 31 minutes played and collected 3 rebounds. Durant went 33.3% from the floor and also distributed 6 dimes.
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Brooklyn comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 23-12 for the year. They turn it over 14.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.8 personal fouls every game. As a team, Brooklyn is pulling in 45.5 boards per contest and has accumulated 897 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 12th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Nets are connecting on 35.2% on shots from 3-point land (401 of 1,139) and 81.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 110.3 pts per game (11th in the league) while hitting 46.6% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.9 personal fouls. They give up 31.5% from 3-point land and they are 15th in the NBA in points per game allowed (107.4). The Nets are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.0% (1,384 of 3,218) and they concede 45.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are 2nd in the league in giving up assists with 780 surrendered so far this year.
For their last game, the Pacers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 108-104 against the Cavaliers. In relation to rebounding, Indiana allowed Cleveland to get 36 in all (12 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 23.1% from downtown by connecting on 6 of 26 and ended up going 20 of 28 from the free throw line (71.4%). The Pacers allowed the Cavaliers to convert 41 of 88 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.6% in this game. When this game wrapped up, the Pacers shot 37 for 83 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.6%. With regard to shots from distance, Indiana converted 19 of 46 attempts (41.3%). They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a clip of 78.6%. The Cavaliers committed 8 personal fouls in the game which took the Pacers to the charity stripe for 14 tries. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Pacers corralled 30 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 39 for the contest.
Domantas Sabonis was important for the Pacers in this contest. Sabonis racked up 32 points in his 39 minutes of playing time and had 7 dimes for this contest. He made 10 of 15 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and accounted for 13 rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 14-23 for the season. The Pacers are responsible for committing 19.9 personal fouls every game and they hit 77.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.8 times per contest (13th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.1 times per game. Indiana has tallied 3,984 points this year (107.7 per game) and they pull in 45.2 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pacers are hitting on 45.6% from the field, which is 16th in the league.
The Indiana defense gives up 35.7% on 3-point shots (400 of 1,121) and their opponents are knocking down 78.2% of their foul shots. They relinquish 22.0 dimes and 42.6 total boards per game, which ranks 3rd and 5th in basketball. The Pacers on defense are ranked 16th in basketball in PPG given up with 107.5. They are forcing 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.1% from the floor (21st in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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