The Denver Nuggets (30-14) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (24-19) on Tuesday, January 23rd. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on BSIN. The Nuggets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pacers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Nuggets vs Pacers
The Nuggets Are Coming Off A Win
The Nuggets clinched a 113-104 win over the Wizards in their previous game. The Nuggets tipped off as -12.5-point favorites, but despite their 9 point victory, they couldn’t cover the spread. Concerning the over/under, the total of 217 points remained below the established over/under line of 238.
Today, the Nuggets are looking to extend their two game winning streak and have an overall record of 30-14. At home, the Nuggets are 17-4 this season compared to 13-10 on the road.
So far, Denver is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 19-24. The Nuggets have experienced a two game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 2-3 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.
The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Pacers’ most recent matchup against the Suns saw Buddy Hield lead the Pacers with 18 points while shooting 6/10 from the field. Pascal Siakam finished 2nd on the team with 15 points, but Indiana ended the game with a 117-110 loss.
As they prepare to take on the Nuggets, the Pacers have a 24-19 record and are looking to snap a two-game losing skid. In the Eastern Conference, the Pacers are in 7th place and sit 3rd in the Central division.
Presently, Indiana boasts an ATS record of 24-18, which is above .500 against the spread. The Pacers maintain an ATS record of 12-9 on the road, while they have a 12-9 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
Nuggets Offense Breakdown
Through 44 games the Nuggets are averaging 115.9 points per contest, placing them 14th in the NBA.
When it comes to scoring, the Nuggets are 14th in the league, averaging 115.9 points per game. However, on the road, they are 21st, scoring 111.7 points per game.
One of the reasons for Denver’s success on offense is their ability to get to the rim. They lead the NBA in two-point field goals made and are 4th in two-point field goal percentage at 56%. However, they are just 27th in three-point field goals made and 28th in three-point attempts.
Despite being one of the most efficient offenses in the league, the Nuggets are 30th in pace at just 96.4 possessions per game. In terms of free throws, Denver is 26th in attempts and 29th in makes.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
Today, the Pacers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 125 points per game (1st).
The Pacers’ offense has been on fire this season, leading the NBA in scoring at 125 points per game. At home, they are averaging 127.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are the top team in the league at 50%.
Indiana has been a dominant inside scoring team, leading the NBA in two-point field goal percentage at 58%. Overall, they are shooting 38% from three and have made an average of 14.3 threes per game.
When it comes to pace, the Pacers are 3rd in the league at 102.1 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are the top team in the NBA at 31.1 per game.
Nuggets Team Defense
Currently, the Nuggets’ defense holds the 6th rank in the NBA, allowing 110.9 points per game. Most recently, the Nuggets’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 104 points to the Wizards.
Pacers Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 123.1 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 74.4% of their games. The Pacers defense is coming off a game in which they held the Suns offense to just 43.6% shooting. Overall, they gave up 117 points to Phoenix.
Key Players For The Nuggets And Pacers
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Nikola Jokic is set to be the main scorer for the Nuggets, recording 25 points and shooting 10/16 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 26.1 points per game, along with 11.9 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Tyrese Haliburton to be the top scorer for the Pacers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 49.6%, and he is contributing 23.6 points per game on average.
Nuggets vs Pacers Trends
- In their last three games away from home, the Nuggets have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 112 points per game in these contests.
- In their last ten games at home, the Pacers have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 6-3-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 115 points per game in these contests.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Pacers have gone 7-2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.
- In their last three contests as the favorite, Denver has a poor record vs the spread going 1-2. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-0.
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Nuggets to secure the win, with an expected final score of 119-115. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -3.5.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 243.5 and given that our model is projecting 234 points between the teams, we like the under.
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