The Brooklyn Nets will look to continue their recent surge up the Eastern Conference standings when they take on the Indiana Pacers on the road Wednesday, March 17th at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Oddsmakers are not expecting a blowout with a low spread in favor of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn won five games in a row to improve to 27-13, just a game out of first place in the East behind the Philadelphia 76ers. Meanwhile, the Pacers won just one of their last four games to fall to 17-21 for the 10th best record in the East.
Below we will give you our picks against the spread and a best bet for one of the player props available at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Update: Kyrie Irving (groin) has been ruled out for the Nets.
Nets vs. Pacers, 7:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Pick ATS: Brooklyn -3.5
This is actually a favorable spot for the Pacers, who are playing their first home game since the All-Star break, but the trends are going too far in opposite directions to be comfortable with Indiana to cover this spread. Even playing without Kevin Durant, the Nets have covered in 11 of their last 14 games, while Indiana covered the number just once in their past nine. Look for Brooklyn to keep their success rolling with a win and a cover.
Player Prop: James Harden O2.5 3-Pointers (-159)
James Harden has really struggled from the three-point line since the All-Star break, but that will come to an end on Wednesday night. In his last three games, he made just 1 of 19 shots from beyond the arc. That’s pretty brutal, but he’s going to keep shooting and is 38.7% from long range this year, so he will get back to that level. Keep in mind Indiana is ranked No. 26 in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage allowed.
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