The Indiana Pacers will be traveling to New Jersey for their fourth and final meeting with the Nets on Wednesday. The Pacers are seeking their 11th consecutive victory over the Nets. They are the lead in the season series 3-0.
The Pacers have won four out of five overall, including a 105-90 victory over the Southeast Division-leading Miami Heat last Monday. The Nets on the other hand have lost six of their last seven and are dead last in the Atlantic division. The NBA playoffs betting are just heating up with games like this.
Indiana Pacers at New Jersey Nets
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
The Pacers are the favorites, opening at 6-points on several online sports book sites.
Indiana Pacers (29-19)
The Pacers are off to their best start since going 35-13 in the first 48 contests of 2003-04. Having Leandro Barbosa boosted the Pacer’s offense off the bench. Barbosa poured in 14 points in just over 14 minutes against the Heat on Monday. The Pacers are 14-12 away from Bankers Life Fieldhouse so far. Indiana is just three road wins short of ensuring itself a winning record away from home for the first time in eight years, and just the fourth time in its NBA history.
The Indiana Pacers have taken 13 of the last 14 meetings with the Nets and 10 in a row by an average of 13.4 points.
New Jersey Nets (16-35)
“Unprofessional” was what Coach Avery Johnson called out the players who were on the court at the end of Monday’s 15-84 loss to the Utah Jazz in the way they finished the game. Johnson wasn’t happy with the lack of effort, energy, and competitive spirit from his team. "I talked to some of our veteran players about it privately, and they agreed with my summary of last night and our young players, they’re watching and looking and I don’t want them to get into any of these bad habits,” Johnson said Tuesday. After Wednesday’s contest with the Pacers, New Jersey hits the road for a four-game west coast trip.
The Nets are 3-30 when outrebounded by opponents and are 3-11 vs Central foes. Guard, Anthony Morrow has a questionable shoulder injury.
Make use of these NBA Playoffs betting predictions if you wish to win the bet:
Pacers 89, Nets 84