The Brooklyn Nets (27-13) visit the Indiana Pacers (17-21) as 3.5-point favorites after Kyrie Irving went off for 34 points in the Nets’ 117-112 victory over the Knicks. The matchup airs on FS-IN at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. The matchup’s over/under is set at 232.5.
The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of March 17, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
Nets vs Pacers Betting Odds
Injury Report as of March 17
Kevin Durant: Out (Hamstring),
Blake Griffin: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL)
Jeremy Lamb: Day To Day (Knee),
T.J. Warren: Out (Foot)
|Spread Pick||Pacers (+3.5)|
|Total Pick||Under (232.5)|
|Prediction||Nets 116, Pacers 114|
The spread for this game suggested by the model (1.8 points) is a little tighter than the 3.5-point edge FanDuel gives to the Nets, though the data still has them as the favorite.
In this matchup, the model projects a total (230.4 points) a little lower than the FanDuel over/under (232.5 points).
Nets Key Players
Pacers Key Players
- The Nets are shooting 50.1% from the field this season, 3.2 percentage points higher than the 46.9% the Pacers allow to opponents.
- Brooklyn has a 17-13 record against the spread and a 23-7 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 46.9% from the field.
- Indiana is 14-13 against the spread and 15-12 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 50.1% from the field.
- The Pacers’ 47.2% shooting percentage from the field this season is 0.8 percentage points higher than the Nets have allowed to their opponents (46.4%).
- This season, Indiana has a 14-8 record against the spread and a 16-6 record overall in games the team collectively shoots over 46.4% from the field.
- When Brooklyn’s opponents shoot above 47.2% from the field, it is 14-9 against the spread and 18-5 overall.
- The Nets are hitting 40.5% of their three-point shots this season, 2.2% higher than the 38.3% the Pacers allow opponents to shoot from deep.
- Brooklyn has an 18-8 record against the spread and a 22-4 record overall when the team knocks down more than 38.3% of its three-point shots.
- Indiana has put up a 12-9 against the spread while going 13-8 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 40.5% from deep.
- The Pacers shoot 36.2% from beyond the arc this season. That’s 0.1 percentage points lower than the Nets have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (36.3%).
- Indiana has a 10-8 ATS record and is 10-8 straight-up when the team makes more than 36.3% of its three-point attempts.
- Brooklyn is 10-8 ATS and 14-4 overall in games it shoots over 36.2% from deep.
- The Nets’ 15.1 made three-pointers per game this season is 2.9 more made shots on average than the 12.2 per game the Pacers allow.
- Brooklyn has gone 15-11 against the spread and 18-8 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Indiana hits fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 7-12 ATS and 9-10 straight up.
- The Nets make the fourth-most three-pointers in the league, while the Pacers allow the ninth-fewest makes from beyond the arc.
Nets vs Pacers Stat Rankings
|Nets Rank||Nets AVG||Pacers AVG||Pacers Rank|
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