In a non-conference matchup, the Pacers will travel to Denver to take on the Nuggets. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 ET at Ball Arena.

Indiana comes into this game with a record of 23-15, good for 4th in the Eastern Conference. They have won three straight games and are currently 11-point underdogs. The Nuggets are 27-13 and sit 3rd in the Western Conference. They are favored by 11 and have a moneyline of -600.

INDIANA PACERS VS DENVER NUGGETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Indiana Pacers +11

This game will be played at Ball Arena at 3:30 ET on Sunday, January 14th.

WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-114 in favor of the Pacers.
  • Our projections have Myles Turner finishing with Myles Turner points, 7 rebounds and 1 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 11 threes.

Is a Road Win Possible for Indiana?

Indiana’s O/U record for the season is 25-13, and the under has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line is set at 238.5, and the average O/U line in their games this season is 244.4. Their games have averaged a combined 250 points.

The Pacers are 12-8 as the underdog this season and have covered the spread in their last two games as the underdog. As the underdog, their scoring margin is -3 points per game.

Indiana’s ATS record on the road is 10-7, and they have covered the spread in their last four road games. As the underdog, they are 12-8 ATS compared to going 10-8 as the underdog.

Indiana is currently 4th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 23-15. In their last game, they defeated the Hawks by a score of 126-108. The O/U line for that game was 251.

Indiana’s offense has been on fire this season, leading the league in scoring at 126.6 points per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 125.4 points per game away from home.

When it comes to shooting, the Pacers are the top team in the NBA in field goal percentage at 51%. They are also one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league, hitting 38% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Overall, Indiana has outscored the NBA scoring average in 78.9% of their games this season. However, they have scored below their season average in each of their last two games.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Pacers is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 123.4 points per game (28th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pacers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.9% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.5% from downtown.

Can Denver Pull Off a Home Win?

At 27-13, the Nuggets are currently 3rd in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 17-10 compared to 10-3 against the East.

As the favorite, Denver is 26-11 this season and has been favored in 37 of their 40 games. They have covered the spread in two straight games as the home team and are 11-8 ATS at home.

For the season, the Nuggets have an average scoring margin of +10.0 points per game at home. On the road, they are 11-9 straight-up and 7-13 ATS.

In their last game, the Nuggets defeated the Pelicans by a score of 125-113. The O/U line for that game was 230 points, and Denver covered the spread as 5.5-point favorites.

This season, the average O/U line in Nuggets games is 226.8 points, which is lower than today’s line of 238.5. Their games have averaged 227.2 points, and their O/U record for the season is 16-23-1.

At home, the Nuggets are averaging 120.8 points per game, which is 8th in the NBA. Overall, they are 13th in scoring at 116.2 points per game. In terms of pace, Denver is 29th in the league at 96.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Nuggets are 4th in field goal percentage at 49%. However, they are 24th in three-point shooting at 37%. Overall, they are 9th in true shooting percentage.

So far this season, Denver has outscored the NBA average in 52.5% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 2nd in the league at 29.6 per game. However, they are 28th in free throw attempts and 29th in free throw makes.

At present, the Nuggets’ defense is ranked 2nd, allowing 111.0 points per game. Denver’s defense is currently forcing 11.6 turnovers per game, which is 1st in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 14th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.4 rejections per game.