Indiana Pacers vs. Denver Nuggets - 11/14/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (1-6) at Indiana Pacers (3-6)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -3 -- Over/Under: 197.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBA TV
The Indiana Pacers will be hosting the Denver Nuggets on Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Indiana Pacers are. as many predicted, struggling this season. The Pacers are just 3-6 overall on the year, and currently, Indiana is sixth in the Central. The Pacers are still getting strong defensive play, but Indiana is not able to balance that on the other end of the court, as Indiana is scoring an average of just 91.7 points per game, one of the worst averages in the league right now. The offense is led by Chris Copeland who is scoring an average of just over 15 points per outing.
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The Pacers are struggling this season, but don’t tell that to the Nuggets, as Denver is just 1-6 on the year at this point. The Nuggets have been a team that didn’t really seem to care about defense the past couple of seasons, and just tried to outscore you. That isn’t happening this year as the Nuggets are putting up just 101.1 points per outing, putting them in the middle of the road offensively in the NBA. That would suffice, but the Nuggets still don’t have the defensive play to back it up. Denver is allowing 111.1 points per game this season.
The Nuggets have had the Pacers number lately, winning three out of the last four against Indiana, and splitting those four games against the spread, two games a piece.
I’m going to take the Pacers here. With all their troubles, I do think the Pacers match up pretty well with Denver, and should be able to keep their offense at bay. If you are a totals player, the under also looks like a possible play, but to be safe, I’ll take the Pacers at home.