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Denver NuggetsIndiana Pacers
Feb 11, 7:00 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse

Denver Nuggets vs Indiana Pacers Odds

15-12TEAM RECORD17-9

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Denver when they hit take on the Pacers on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.

The Nuggets will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 15-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Pacers are 13-13 ATS. Denver is 14-13 on the totals; Indiana is 12-14.

View Denver vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nuggets are listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 200.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-rated Pacers and the No. 14-rated Nuggets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 101-100 win for the Nuggets on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 18-ranked offense (94.1 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 26 at 99.9 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 42.5% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (47.6% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 101.8 points per game when on the road. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in home scoring.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 109-101 loser as they battled the Warriors at home. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 210 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Arron Afflalo went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Golden State defeated Denver, 109-101 at Pepsi Center.

Indiana was a 98-92 loser in its last match on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 190 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. David West scored 22 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 98-92 against Memphis in NBA action at FedExForum.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 9-1
After a loss are 4-6

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Nuggets at Pacers trends to consider:
Denver is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver's last 9 games on the road
Denver is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver's last 8 games when playing Indiana
Indiana is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indiana's last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games when playing Denver
Indiana is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Denver

Next up:
Denver home to Phoenix, Tuesday, February 14
Indiana home to Miami, Tuesday, February 14

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