Indiana Pacers at Brooklyn Nets - 2/10/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Indiana Pacers at Brooklyn Nets - 2/10/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets (14-11) vs Indiana Pacers (12-12)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Barclays Center)

Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets -2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Indiana Pacers invade the Barclays Center to do battle with the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

The Indiana Pacers have been in a real slump lately as they've lost five of their past six games and they will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight defeat after falling to the Jazz in a 103-95 home loss on Sunday. Domantas Sabonis led the team with 20 points, nine rebounds and two blocks, Doug McDermott added 18 points off the bench while Malcolm Brogdon chipped in with 15 points and seven assists. As a team, the Pacers shot 39 percent from the field and eight of 29 from the 3-point line as they kept up with the red-hot Jazz in the first half, before fading in the third quarter where they managed just 20 points. Brogdon shot just seven of 20 from the field, TJ McConnell scored just four points on two of nine shooting while Myles Turner scored just 11 points. 

Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have been in a bit of a rut as they've lost four of their last five games and they will be hoping to snap a three-game skid after falling to the Pistons in a 122-111 road loss last night. Kyrie Irving led the team with 27 points and seven assists, James Harden added 24 points with 12 assists and five blocks while JaMychal Green chipped in with 10 points. As a team, the Nets shot 50 percent from the field and 11 of 31 from the 3-point line as they allowed 38 points in a sloppy first quarter, before seeing their fourth quarter rally come up short as they trailed by as many as 20 points.

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Looking at the betting trends, the Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, 1-4 ATS in their last five games playing on two days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. The Nets are 8-22 ATS in their last 30 games playing on zero days' rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

Head to head, the under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Brooklyn, the Pacers are 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Brooklyn and the Pacers are 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.

The Nets will again be without Kevin Durant who is out due to COVID-19 protocols, so it's going to be up to Irving and Harden to shoulder most of the scoring burden once again. The Pacers have really cooled off after a hot start to the season, but they're starting to get some players back and they should be well rested as they haven't played since Sunday. I expect a better performance from the Nets after a frustrating loss, but this looks like an ideal spot for the Pacers to sneak away with an upset road win here. This one could go either way, but I'm sticking with my gut and I'm taking the Pacers to pull off the minor upset in this spot.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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