Pacers vs. Nuggets Prediction
Can the Denver Nuggets out-defend the Indiana Pacers when they come to Denver tonight for an 8PM ET clash?
569 Indiana Pacers vs. 570 Denver Nuggets
Sunday, January 19, 2020
8PM ET – Pepsi Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Nuggets are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -1.5 points against the Pacers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 212.5 points. The public betting currently has 70 percent going on the Nuggets as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pacers on a hot streak
Indiana is riding a four-game win streak right now following a pair of wins over the Timberwolves this week. The Pacers are 27-15 on the season, 10-10 on the road, 23-18-1 against the spread and 21-20-1 with the over.
The Pacers are a solid defense, allowing just 106.3 points per game while opponents shoot 44.4 percent from the field. Offensively, Indiana is putting up 109.2 points per game while shooting 47.2 percent from the floor. Jeremy Lamb is questionable to play tonight due to a hip injury. T.J. Warren has been leading the team in scoring with 18.1 points per game while Domantas Sabonis is putting up 17.8 points and 12.9 rebounds per contest.
Nuggets heating up
Denver is coming off a 134-131 win at Golden State on Thursday night for a third straight victory. The Nuggets have won five of their last six coming into today. Denver is 29-12 on the season, 17-5 on the road, 17-20-4 against the spread and 23-18 with the under.
Defensively, Denver ranks third in the league by allowing just 105.5 points per game while opponents shoot 45.3 percent against them. Offensively, Denver is putting up 109.5 points per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap and Gary Harris are all out tonight due to injury. All three combine for over 40 points per game. Nikola Jokic is leading the team with 19.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 6.4 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pacers are 9-4-1 against the spread in their last 14 games as a road underdog and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a failed cover.
The Nuggets are 2-5-2 against the spread in their last nine games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games following a win.
These two met 17 days ago and Denver earned a 124-116 win over the Pacers in Indiana. Both teams have been playing well right now, but I like the Nuggets at home even with the injuries. They have managed to score consistently even being short-handed and I don’t trust Indiana to bring the offense on the road. The Pacers have not been as impactful on the road on both sides of the ball and I think they will get suffocated by the Denver defense on the road tonight.
NBA Prediction: Denver Nuggets -1.5