Brooklyn Nets vs. Indiana Pacers - 10/30/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indiana Pacers (0-3) at Brooklyn Nets (1-2)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -3.5 -- Over/Under: 219.5
The Indiana Pacers travel to the Barclays Center to battle the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.
The Indiana Pacers are still searching for their first win of the season after falling to the Pistons in a 96-94 road loss on Monday. Domantas Sabonis led the team with 21 points and 14 rebounds, TJ Warren added 19 points while Malcolm Brogdon chipped in with 15 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists. As a team, the Pacers shot just 41 percent from the field and six of 21 from the 3-point line but in a low-scoring affair they actually had the lead in the game until the Pistons’ Derrick Rose scored the game with a clutch layup in the final 28 seconds.
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have kicked off their season with two losses in three games and they will be hoping to bounce back after falling to the Grizzlies in a heartbreaking 134-133 overtime road loss on Sunday. Kyrie Irving continued his hot start to the season with 37 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, Caris LeVert added 27 points with five assists while Spencer Dinwiddie chipped in with 16 points and eight assists off the bench. As a team, the Nets shot 43 percent from the field and 15 of 45 from the 3-point line as they led by two with 7.4 seconds left, but that was enough for the Grizzlies to dish the ball to Jae Crowder who drained the game-winning three at the buzzer to steal the game.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pacers are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 road games, 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven against the Eastern Conference and 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. The Nets are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a losing record, 0-4 ATS in their last four home games and 0-7 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings, the Pacers are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Brooklyn and the Pacers are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Pacers have really struggled to start the season which isn’t a real surprise given how important the injured Victor Oladipo is to them on both sides of the floor, but it’s been great to see consistent production from the underappreciated Malcolm Brogdon. The Nets are just three games into the season, but they’ve already had to deal with two overtime losses, but there’s a lot to like about this squad, especially with Irving starting the season so hot. The Pacers are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall, but they’re seriously lacking on scoring power and I think that will hurt them again in this one as the Nets should be able to run away with it behind a big game from Irving.