Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Tuesday March 31st, 2015. At 7:30 PM EST.
The (32-41) Indiana Pacers of the Eastern Conference Central Division makes the trip from the “HOOSIER STATE”. The Pacers are going to the largest borough of the “BIG APPLE”. Indiana will play the (32-40) Brooklyn Nets of the Eastern Conference Atlantic in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at The Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn, New York. This Sports Handicapper believes the Indiana Pacers will be an easy exit in the Playoffs if Paul George is absent. The Brooklyn Nets have a bunch of overpriced players. The opening betting line has Brooklyn as a three and a half-point home favorite Against The Spread, the betting odds total is at 199′ for Tuesday’s game.
The 2015 Indiana Pacers have dropped three of their last five both straight up and Against The Spread. Boston beat Dallas at home on Sunday March 29th 104-99. Indiana is fourth in the Central and fifteen games out of first place. The Pacers are among a group of teams battling for the last two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. Indiana will play at Boston on April 1st and return home for a game against Charlotte on the third of next month. Indiana ranks tenth in the Eastern Conference scoring the Basketball. The Pacers defense allows opponents 97.3 points per contest. Point Guard George Hill leads the team in two of the five major categories. The betting odds over the total are 4-0 the last four meetings between the teams. The Indiana Pacers are 2-2 their last four NBA Betting Picks away from home, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under the betting odds total two times. Reserve Point Guard Rodney Stuckey is questionable for Tuesday’s game. The key to an Indiana win is to push the basketball and prevent Brooklyn from setting their defense in the half-court. Betting Experts in Las Vegas and offshore has Indiana at 66/1 to win the 2015 NBA Eastern Conference title.
The 2015 Brooklyn Nets have won five of six straight up. Brooklyn beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-99 their last game on March 29th. Brooklyn is second in the Atlantic, 10′ behind first place Toronto. Brooklyn averages 97.5 points per games on offense. The Nets defense ranks 10th in the Eastern Conference. Center Brook Lopez is the team’s leader in scoring, rebounds, and shot-blocks. The Nets play their next three games in the Greater New York City area. The betting odds under the total are 5-1 Brooklyn last six on Tuesday’s. The Brooklyn Nets are 5-3-1 Against The Point Spread their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total four. The key to a Brooklyn win is to make open shots. The Nets have the advantage in the backcourt. Bovada has Charlotte at 250/1 to win the 2015 NBA Eastern Conference title.