Pacers vs. Nuggets - 1/30/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (17-29) at Indiana Pacers (23-22)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, FSMW
The Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Denver Nuggets could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 100.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.4 points and 5.7 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.7 points and 2.4 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.9 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.6 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost six of their last eight road games. Joffrey Lauvergne is questionable with a toe injury.
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The Indiana Pacers also need a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.6 points and 7.2 rebounds while Monta Ellis is averaging 14 points and five assists. George Hill is grabbing four rebounds and Chase Budinger is dishing 1.1 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won eight of their last 12 home games.
The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pacers are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nuggets are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Indiana and 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Pacers have fallen off a bit and are starting to scary to trust with big chalk. The Nuggets are a young, talented team that's gaining confidence with close games. I'll side with the points here.