At 7:00 ET, the Denver Nuggets (-166) will take on the Indiana Pacers (+136) in a non-conference matchup. The Nuggets are currently favored by 3.5 points and have won two straight games. The Pacers are on a two-game losing streak and are 7th in the Eastern Conference.
This game will take place at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and can be seen on BSIN. The over/under line for this game is 243.5.
DENVER NUGGETS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Denver Nuggets -3.5
This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 23rd.
WHY BET THE DENVER NUGGETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 119-115 in favor of the Nuggets.
- Our projections have Nikola Jokic finishing with Nikola Jokic points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists.
- From the field, we have the Nuggets finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.5% and knocking down 12 threes.
Will the Nuggets Win on the Road?
The Nuggets are 3.5-point favorites today against the Pacers, and they have been favored in 39 of their 44 games this season. As the favorite, they have gone 28-11 straight-up and 17-21 ATS.
In non-conference games, Denver has gone 13-4 compared to 17-10 against Western Conference opponents. Their overall record of 30-14 is currently 3rd in the West.
Denver’s O/U record for the season is 17-26-1, and their last two games have gone under the posted totals. This year, their games have averaged 226.8 points per game compared to today’s line of 243.5.
In their most recent game, the Nuggets defeated the Wizards by a score of 113-104. The O/U line for that game was 238 points. Denver was favored by 12.5 points in that game, but they did not cover the spread.
On the road, the Nuggets are 13-10 straight-up and 8-15 ATS. Their ATS record for the season is 19-24, and they have won two straight games on the road.
So far this season, the Nuggets have been one of the most efficient teams in the NBA. They are currently ranked 3rd in field goal percentage and 8th in true shooting percentage. Denver is also 4th in two-point field goal percentage at 56%. However, they are just 27th in three-pointers made per game and 29th in free throws made per game.
When it comes to scoring, the Nuggets are averaging 115.9 points per game, which is 14th in the league. In terms of pace, they are 30th at just 96.4 possessions per game. In their 44 games played, Denver has outscored the league average in 52.3% of them.
On the road, the Nuggets are averaging 111.7 points per game compared to 120.6 at home. They are currently on a two-game streak of scoring less than their season average.
So far this season, the Nuggets defense has been performing well, ranking 6th in the NBA at 110.9 points allowed per contest. Denver struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Wizards, giving up 13. For the game, Washington scored 104 points in the game.
Can Indiana Pull Off a Home Win?
This season, Indiana has an O/U record of 26-17, and their last two games have gone under the betting line. Today’s O/U line is set at 243.5, and their games have averaged 248.1 points per game.
When looking at their ATS record, the Pacers are 24-18 for the season. At home, they are 12-9 ATS, and as the underdog, they are 14-9 ATS. Indiana has covered the spread in their last two games.
Indiana’s last game finished with a combined score of 227 points, falling short of the O/U line of 246. The Pacers lost to the Suns by a score of 117-110. They were 7-point underdogs in that game.
In the Eastern Conference, the Pacers are currently in 7th place with a record of 24-19. Against the West, they are 4-8 compared to 20-11 against the East. In the Central Division, they are 3rd.
Indiana has been the best offensive team in the NBA this season, leading the league in scoring at 125 points per game. They have been even better at home, averaging 127.6 points per game.
So far, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 72.1% of their games. They have also been one of the most efficient shooting teams, ranking first in field goal percentage at 50%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, Indiana is 4th in the league at 38% but is 9th in three-point attempts. In terms of pace, the Pacers are 3rd in the NBA.
Coming into today’s game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 123.1 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Pacers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.6% and 37.8% from three-point territory.