Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 12/10/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
The Indiana Pacers welcome the Brooklyn Nets at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Saturday.
The Nets played the Hornets and went home with a win by a final score of 122-116 in their last game. Brooklyn ended with a 57.0% field goal percentage (49 of 86) and knocked down 12 of 31 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Nets made 12 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Regarding rebounding, they earned a total of 39 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 33 assists in the matchup while forcing 11 turnovers and having 3 steals. In regard to the defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to shoot 53.4% from the field on 47 out of 88 shooting. Charlotte dished out 25 dimes and had 4 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Charlotte collected 40 rebounds (10 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 8 blocks. Charlotte ended up going 52.2% from the free throw line by making 12 of their 23 attempts. They also converted 10 out of their 24 attempts from beyond the arc. In regard to fouls, the Nets left the arena with 20 while the Hornets accounted for 18 fouls.
Kyrie Irving is a guy who played a role in the matchup. He recorded 33 points on 14 of 24 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins played and also snagged 5 rebounds. Irving finished the contest at 58.3% from the floor and earned 9 dimes.
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Brooklyn steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 14-12 for the season. They turn it over 14.5 times per game and as a unit are committing 22.1 fouls per contest. As a team, Brooklyn is collecting 40.2 rebounds per game and has earned 682 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 7th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Nets are hitting 37.2% on shots from 3-point land (307 of 825) and 79.5% from the charity stripe. They average 111.3 pts per contest (20th in basketball) while shooting 49.7% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Nets are able to force 14.2 turnovers every game and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 10th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 598 surrendered for the year. The Nets defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.7% (1,027 of 2,299) and they surrender 44.6 rebounds per contest as a squad. They relinquish 37.6% from 3-point land and they are 10th in the league in PPG from their opponents (110.3).
For their last game, the Pacers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 121-115 when they faced the Timberwolves. The Pacers corralled 27 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 31 in this contest. They coughed up the ball 19 times, while earning 10 steals in this game. The Timberwolves earned 21 fouls for the matchup which got the Pacers to the free throw line for 24 shots. They were able to convert 18 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Indiana made 19 out of 42 tries (45.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Pacers finished shooting 39 for 81 from the field which had them sitting at 48.1%. The Pacers permitted the Timberwolves to convert 44 of 93 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 47.3% for this game. They went 34.8% from three-point range by shooting 8 of 23 and finished the game at 25 out of 27 from the free throw line (92.6%). In relation to team rebounding, Indiana permitted Minnesota to collect 51 in total (16 offensive).
Tyrese Haliburton ended up being a factor for the Pacers in the matchup. He made 9 of 14 in the game for a rate of 64.3%, and had 2 rebounds. Haliburton scored 26 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 15 assists in this matchup.
Indiana has a win-loss mark of 13-12 for the season. The Pacers commit 21.8 personal fouls per game while shooting 78.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 27.4 times per game (5th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.9 times per contest. Indiana has accounted for 2,874 pts so far this season (115.0 per contest) and they average 43.0 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pacers are shooting 45.1% from the field, which is ranked 26th in basketball.
The Indiana defense surrenders 36.7% on 3-pointers (316 of 860) and opponents are connecting on 81.8% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 25.8 assists and 45.6 rebounds every game, which is 18th and 25th in the league. The Pacers on the defensive side of the court are 25th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 116.1. They are able to force 16.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.7% from the field (15th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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