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Indiana favored by -3 against Denver on Saturday

Indiana PacersDenver Nuggets
34-8January 25, 2014, 09:00 | Pepsi Center20-21



The NBA betting slate features a clash between Denver and Indiana on Saturday, with the host Nuggets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Pacers will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 28-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Nuggets are 18-22-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Indiana is 17-24-1 on the totals; Denver is 20-21.

View Indiana Pacers vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

The Nuggets were listed as a 3-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 202.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

This game pits the Nuggets, currently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pacers, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-92 victory for the Pacers.

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Last time out for Indiana, they were a 116-111 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite, while 227 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sacramento was victimized by Paul George for 36 points as the Pacers defeated the Kings 116-111 in NBA action on Friday.

The Nuggets were a 110-105 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (215) made winners of UNDER bettors. Denver got 18 points from Wilson Chandler but lost anyway 110-105 against the Trail Blazers on Thursday at Rose Garden.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 11-ranked offense (103.37 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.71 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 45.08% from the field per game, less than the Pacers have managed so far this season (45.72% on average).

Next up:
Indiana at Los Angeles, Tuesday, January 28th
Denver at Sacramento, Sunday, January 26th

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