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Pacers vs Nuggets NBA Game Preview

Indiana PacersDenver Nuggets
Jan 28, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Indiana Pacers vs Denver Nuggets Odds

26-18TEAM RECORD27-18

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Monday when the Pacers of Indiana hit the hard court against the Nuggets of Denver.

Supporters of the Pacers have seen them go 26-18 and 22-22 ATS so far this season, while the Nuggets are at 27-18 and 26-19 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Nuggets are 25-20, while the Pacers are 17-27.

View Indiana vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Nuggets as 6.5-point favorites in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 196 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nuggets at No. 7 and the Pacers at No. 5 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 99-98 result in favor of the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 4-ranked offense (103.6 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 2 at 89.9 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 46.7% from the field per game, more than the Pacers have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pacers own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 92 points per game when playing on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 114-110 loser as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 224 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pacers endured a 114-110 loss at the hands of the Jazz on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from David West at EnergySolutions Arena.

Denver won its last outing, a 121-93 result against the Kings on January 26. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 12.5-point favorite, while the 214 combined points took the game OVER the total. Denver cruised to victory on Saturday, running Sacramento out of the gym and running up a 121-93 score at Pepsi Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Utah are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Pacers at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Indiana's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
Denver is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver's last 7 games

Next up:
Indiana home to Detroit, Wednesday, January 30
Denver home to Houston, Wednesday, January 30