Denver Nuggets (7-3) vs. Indiana Pacers (5-5)
November 9, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Pacers +6; Over/Under: +235
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The Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Denver Nuggets look to build on their 3-game winning streak. The Indiana Pacers look to get a game above a .500 record.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.2 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.9 points and 10.5 rebounds, while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 17.9 points and 7.3 rebounds. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 41.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers are averaging 117.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 118 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 21.7 points and 5 rebounds, while Bennedict Mathurin is averaging 19.4 points and 3.7 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 8 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 41 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pacers are 9-21 ATS in their last 30 Wednesday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 road games. The over is 12-5 in Pacers last 17 overall. The over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets are the better team and should be favored for obvious reasons, but their defense has been shaky at best, and it allows opponents to hang around. The Indiana Pacers have defensive issues as well, but their offense is fifth in scoring and ninth in three point shooting. This should be a high scoring back and forth game. Give me the points with the Pacers.