Denver Nuggets (45-31) vs. Indiana Pacers (25-51)
March 30, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Pacers +9.5; Over/Under: -232.5
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The Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers look to snap a four-game losing streak.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 111.8 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.3 points and 13.6 rebounds, while Aaron Gordon is averaging 14.7 points and 5.7 rebounds. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers are averaging 110.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 19.1 points and 5.9 assists, while Buddy Hield is averaging 18.5 points and 5 rebounds. Tyrese Haliburton is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Duarte is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 overall. The under is 5-1 in Pacers last 6 overall. The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Indiana and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets aren’t a team I’m thrilled to back in the big favorite role, as they’ve played a lot of games close to the vest this season. However, the Indiana Pacers look like a team that’s been waiting for the season to end for a while, and they’re losing their last five games by an average of 9.8 points while allowing 53.8 percent shooting from the field. It’s Nuggets or pass here, as backing the Pacers is not an option right now.