Indiana Pacers (46-31) at Denver Nuggets (42-35)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -4 -- Over/Under: 215 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.
The Indiana Pacers look for another big victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 105.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 23.3 points and 4.3 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 14.3 points and 3.4 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Darren Collinson is dishing 5.4 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won seven of their last nine road games.
The Denver Nuggets also need a win to inch closer to a playoff spot after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Gary Harris is averaging 17.7 points and three assists while Nikola Jokic is averaging 18.1 points and 10.6 rebounds. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is dishing 4.1 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won four straight home games.
The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Pacers are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Denver, 7-18-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the underdog is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Indiana Pacers are playing great basketball at the moment, winning five straight and outscoring teams by 6.4 points during that streak. However, the Denver Nuggets are a much better and more consistent team at home, and they have to win as many games as they can if they hope to sneak into the playoffs. At home this season, the Nuggets are outscoring teams by 6.1 points and shooting a healthy 48.3 percent from the field. The Nuggets can't afford to lose this game and still like their chances to play in the postseason. I'll eat the reasonable line with Denver at home.