Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 10/31/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Monday, October 31, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+9)
The Brooklyn Nets host the Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center on Monday. Brooklyn opens as 9-point favorites. The betting total is set at 236.
The Pacers took the court against the Nets and went home with a win by a final score of 125-116 in their last contest. Indiana finished the contest with a 42.6% FG percentage (40 out of 94) and knocked down 23 out of their 46 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Pacers converted 22 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 84.6%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they collected 53 with 17 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 31 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Regarding the defense, Indiana let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 41 out of 82 shooting. Brooklyn earned 29 assists and had 6 steals in the game. On top of that, Brooklyn collected 34 rebounds (6 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 1 block. Brooklyn went 76.9% when shooting free throws by converting 20 of 26 shots. They also knocked down 14 of 39 tries from distance. When talking about personal fouls, the Pacers ended up walking away with 25 while the Nets had 20 personal fouls.
Tyrese Haliburton is one player who was a contributor in this game. Haliburton finished the game at 43.8% from the field and also earned 8 assists. He saw the court for 33 mins and pulled down 6 rebounds. He left the arena with 26 points on 7 out of 16 shooting.
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Indiana steps onto the hardwood with a record of 3-4 for the season. They have an average of 118.9 points per contest (6th in the NBA) while connecting on 44.4% from the field. The Pacers are hitting 38.8% from downtown (108 of 278) and 82.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Indiana is pulling down 46.0 rebounds per contest and has totaled 200 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 1st in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a group they are committing 22.9 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Pacers are able to force 13.7 turnovers every game while drawing 21.3 fouls. They are conceding 43.5% on 3-point shots and they are 25th in the league in opponents PPG (120.4). The Pacers are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.4% (286 of 603) and they surrender 42.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 29th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 194 relinquished for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Nets took a loss by a final score of 125-116 when they faced the Pacers. The Nets were able to snag 28 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 34 for the matchup. They turned it over 9 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Pacers committed 25 personal fouls in this contest which took the Nets to the free throw line for 26 attempts. They were able to make 20 of those for a rate of 76.9%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Brooklyn knocked down 14 of their 39 attempts (35.9%). In all, the Nets went 41 for 82 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Nets allowed the Pacers to knock down 40 out of 94 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.6% in the matchup. They shot 50.0% from 3-point land by going 23 out of 46 and walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 26 at the free throw line (84.6%). When talking about how they rebounded, Brooklyn allowed Indiana to snag 53 in all (17 offensive).
Kyrie Irving was important for the Nets for this game. Irving accumulated 35 points in his 40 minutes on the court and tallied 6 assists in the game. He buried 13 of 22 for the contest giving him a rate of 59.1%, and accounted for 2 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a mark of 1-5 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Nets are shooting 47.0% from the floor, which ranks 17th in basketball. Brooklyn has accumulated 681 pts for the season (113.5 per contest) and they pull in 39.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.5 times per game (14th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.0 times per game. The Nets are responsible for committing 24.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 78.8% from the free throw line.
The Nets on defense are ranked 29th in basketball in PPG given up with 122.2. They have forced 14.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.5% from the field (21st in the NBA). The Brooklyn defense allows 43.8% on three-point shots (92 of 210) and their opposition knocks down 76.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 25.7 assists and 47.3 boards every game, which ranks 19th and 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (+9)
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