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Denver Nuggets vs Indiana Pacers Odds
The Pacers will be trying to slam the Nuggets on Friday when the teams tip off at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in NBA betting action.
The Pacers sport records of 10-9 and 10-9 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Nuggets sit at 9-10 and 10-9 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-11 for the Pacers and 11-8 for the Nuggets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pacers at No. 12 and the Nuggets at No. 9 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-96 result in favor of the Pacers.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 1-rated squad against Denver's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 20 in the league with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 6.4 per outing.
Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.3 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Denver was a 108-104 loser on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (212) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Denver got 32 points from Ty Lawson en route to a 108-104 loss at the hands of Denver on Wednesday at Philips Arena.
The Pacers were a 99-92 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (191) made winners of OVER bettors. The Pacers grabbed a 99-92 win over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Paul George at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Nuggets at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Indiana
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games
Indiana is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Denver at New York, Sunday, December 9
Indiana at Oklahoma City, Sunday, December 9