Pacers vs. Nets NBA expert final score, prediction and odds for Wednesday, April 3 (Run it back with Indiana)

NBA betting preview, prediction and best bet for Pacers-Nets. 

Apr 1, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Pascal Siakam (43) dribbles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets.
Apr 1, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Pascal Siakam (43) dribbles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets. / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets will run it back Wednesday with a switch in the venue following a previous matchup just two days ago.

Indiana used its high-powered, up-tempo offense to pull away from Brooklyn for a 133-111 victory at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Will they follow the same script at Barclays Center as a modest favorite? Here’s the betting breakdown of the matchup with a best bet. 

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Pacers vs. Nets odds, spread and total

Pacers vs. Nets how to watch

  • Date: Wednesday, April 3 
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Barclays Center
  • How to watch (TV): Bally Sports
  • Pacers record: 43-33
  • Nets record: 29-47

Pacers vs. Nets injury report

Indiana Pacers

  • Bennedict Mathurin (shoulder): out
  • Myles Turner (finger): questionable

Brooklyn Nets

  • Keita Bates-Diop (tibia): out
  • Cameron Johnson (toe): sprain
  • Ben Simmons (back): out
  • Dennis Smith Jr. (hip): questionable
  • Dariq Whitehead (shin): out 

Pacers vs. Nets key players to watch

Indiana Pacers

Jalen Smith: The former first-round pick had combined for 18 points over his previous four games before having a big night off the bench in Monday’s win over Brooklyn. Smith finished with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double, going 7-of-11 from the field. 

Brooklyn Nets

Trendon Watford: The undrafted second-year forward was one of the few bright spots for Brooklyn in Monday’s loss. In 34 minutes off the bench, Watford had 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting. He’s now scored in double figures in five consecutive games. 

Pacers vs. Nets prediction and pick

It’s now twice in the last three weeks where Indiana’s up-tempo offense (the Pacers are No. 2 in pace) has dismantled the Nets in a pair of blowout victories. The Nets are a top-10 team in taking care of the ball, but when they’re forced to adjust to Indiana’s high pace, they’ve coughed it up 35 times in two games. 

Brooklyn has shot the ball decently in those matchups (47.1% in Monday’s loss), but the Nets’ defense (No. 17 in effective field goal percentage) hasn’t been able to get stops when the Pacers play their game. Indiana has the depth to continue to play its style, with three players scoring double figures off the bench for the Pacers in Monday’s game. 

Indiana can get out and run, using its talented backcourt to pull away from the Nets on the road. The Pacers are 20-16-1 ATS on the road this season and Brooklyn’s lackluster offense (No. 22 in net rating) won’t be able to keep up. Run it back with the Pacers as a favorite. 

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