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Brooklyn Nets vs. Indiana Pacers

April 3, 2024

The Brooklyn Nets will take on the playoff-bound Indiana Pacers Wednesday night inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The game will tip off at 7:30 p.m., and the Pacers will look to continue their last-season playoff push. Indiana just routed the Nets by 22 the other night. Bookmaker has installed the talented Pacers as a solid - 7 favorite in this clash. 

Brooklyn Nets Betting Preview

The Nets have endured a brutal season, with many on- and off-court issues ranging from disgruntled players to injuries to one of the worst seasons in franchise history. They have dropped two straight games, including giving 133 points to these same Pacers on Monday night. 

Brooklyn is stuck between a rock and a hard place because they are trying to figure out who they can build around and who they need to say goodbye to once the off-season rolls around. Ben Simmons was supposed to be a player the club could rely on, but he has been a disaster. Once again, he has been snake-bitten with injuries that have limited him to just 15, and the move to ink him has been a bust. 

The Nets believe that they have something in shooting guard Cam Thomas, who leads the team in scoring with an average of 22 points per game and three rebounds per night. Thomas is a solid player who has taken on the offensive responsibilities this season. The Nets connected on 52% of the floor. 

Indiana Pacers Betting Preview

The Pacers (44-33) are making that last push and ditch effort into the playoffs. They enter Wednesday's action as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, but things have a way of changing quickly in the league. An injury here, a losing streak there, and things can change on a dime. 

Indiana is led on offense by point guard Tyrese Haliburton, who is netting around 20.4 points per game and a career-high 11 assists per contest. He has played at a very high level and has become the face of the franchise. 

On the floor, the Pacers connect on close to 58% from the floor, including a solid 37.6% average from beyond the arc. They are a sound team when it comes to connecting from the floor and love to work the ball inside, too. Look for Haliburton to push the ball up the floor and control the pace and the tempo. 

Game Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick 

The Pacers are 3-2 in their last five games and 3-2 in their previous five games against the spread. Indiana is 21-17 in its road games against the spread, and the totals have gone over in three out of the last five games, and the totals have gone over in 22 out of their last 38 games at home. The Nets are 3-2 in their previous five games and 2-3 in their last five games against the number. The Nets are also 13-26 in their road games against the number. 

Pick: Indiana Pacers - 7.5