Nuggets vs. Pacers Prediction
Two teams headed in opposite directions will meet in Indiana on Sunday when the Pacers host the Nuggets at 5:00 p.m. ET. Winners of seven of their last 10 games, will Denver pick up a nice road victory while also covering as a small favorite?
5:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, March 24, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Nuggets are 1.5-point favorites to beat the Pacers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 210 points and as of this writing, 59% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nuggets to cover the point spread.
Denver Nuggets Fantasy Spin
Nikola Jokic scored 21 points during an easy 111-93 win at Madison Square Garden on Friday, adding 17 rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes. Make it six straight wins for the Nuggets to get them to a virtual tie with the Warriors for the top seed in the Western Conference. The Nuggets winning home-court advantage would be huge with their league-best 30-6 record at Pepsi Center compared to a mediocre 19-16 record on the road. The hunt for home-court is a big reason why Jokic is almost certainly going to give it his all with no restrictions or rest, and he mentioned it after the game. "We’re fighting for everything," Jokic said to Nuggets TV. "We’re fighting for a championship." He's one of the best big men to own in fantasy and looks like a lock as a top-five pick for years to come.
Indiana Pacers Fantasy Spin
Tyreke Evans scored 20 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday. He played some in garbage time to help his playing time. Evans was terrific when called upon on Tuesday with 19 points, but Darren Collison may not need more time to get his quad right. The Pacers are off for two days, so leave Evans on the wire unless we get bad news on Collison.
NBA Betting Trends
The under is 13-3 in the Nuggets’ last 16 road games and is 18-5 in their last 23 games overall.
The under is 8-1 in the Pacers’ last nine games overall and has cashed in 36 of their previous 52 home games.
While the Nuggets have won seven of their last 10 games, the Pacers have dropped seven of 10. Indiana is also just 2-6 against the spread in its last eight games overall and 0-5 at the betting window in its last five games coming off a loss. Granted, the Pacers have been tough to beat at home but the Nuggets have covered the spread in five of their last seven road games and are 10-4 against the number in their last 14 games in Indiana.
Sunday NBA Prediction: Denver Nuggets -1.5