Nuggets vs. Pacers - 1/17/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (22-18) at Denver Nuggets (15-25)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, ALT
The Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets square off Sunday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Indiana Pacers could use a nice victory after losing six of their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 24 points and 3.9 assists while C.J. Miles is averaging 13.4 points and 1.1 assists. Monta Ellis is dishing five assists and George Hill is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost nine of their last 12 road games.
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The Denver Nuggets also need a big win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 98.6 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 46 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 18.7 points and 5.9 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.8 points and 2.5 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.5 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost five of their last seven home games. J.J. Hickson and Jusuf Nurkic are questionable.
The Pacers are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Nuggets are 2-8-2 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Pacers are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Pacers seem like they're starting to fall apart a bit, while the Nuggets have picked up a couple of solid wins. Losses in nine of their last 12 road games? No thanks.