Pacers get a rematch with the Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets will be looking to pull off a second straight upset over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night as those teams hit the hardwood in NBA betting action.
Denver knocked off Indiana 109-96 as a 2-point home underdog on the NBA odds when the teams met for the first time this season on January 25.
That dropped the Pacers to 2-8 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games against the Nuggets.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pacers are 39-11 so far on the season, and 31-19 ATS vs. the number. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are 24-25 and 21-27-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 20-29-1 and the Nuggets go 24-25 on the totals.
The Pacers - Nuggets odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 5 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nuggets sit at No. 9. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-92 win for the Pacers.
Denver lost its last outing, a 126-109 result against the Pistons on February 8. The Nuggets failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 235 combined points took the game OVER the total. Denver got 25 points from Randy Foye en route to a 126-109 loss against Detroit on Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
In their last action, Indiana was a 93-92 loser on the road against the Magic. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Indiana got 27 points from Paul George en route to a 93-92 loss against Orlando on Sunday at Amway Center.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 6-rated squad against Denver's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 22 in the league with 6.92 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 8.37 per outing.
Denver at Minnesota, Wednesday, February 12th
Indiana home to Dallas, Wednesday, February 12th