The 29-21 Brooklyn Nets will travel on a back to back when they face a rested 31-20 Indiana Pacers in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Indiana is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA game has the home team Indiana Pacers favored by -7 ½ points with the over under line of 183 ½ points. There has been a ½ point move on the Nets as Indiana opened a -8 point favorite.
The teams met back on January 13th with Brooklyn posting the 97-86 home win against the Pacers as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 181 points.
Brooklyn has a road record this season of 11-12. They lose their second straight in a 111-86 home defeat on Sunday night to the San Antonio Spurs as a +2 ½ point underdog. The game came in at over 194 ½ points. After 57 first half points the Nets are held to just 29 in the second half. They hit on 47.2% from the field and 6 of 19 from the three point line. Brooklyn gives up 58.9% shooting to the Spurs. Brook Lopez had 18 points and 9 rebounds on 8 of 13 shooting in the loss. The Brooklyn Nets have had trouble scoring as the team has averaged just 87 points over their past seven games. The club is a bottom third offense in the NBA in all four critical areas of points scored per game, field goal, three point and free throw shooting.
The Pacers are 20-4 on their home court. The team had their five game win streak snapped on Friday in a 100-98 overtime home loss to the Toronto Raptors as a -7 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 189 ½ points. Indiana fails to hold an eight point lead after three quarters. They shoot 44.9% from the field along with 9 of 22 from three. They give up 43.8% shooting to the Raptors and lose the game because Indiana missed 9 of 28 free throws and commit 19 turnovers. David West had 30 points and 8 rebounds on 11 of 20 shooting for the Pacers. Indiana is a top two team in the NBA in three key areas of defense which are points allowed, field goal and three point defensive shooting percentage.