Indiana Pacers at Denver Nuggets Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/19/2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Pepsi Center in Denver
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The struggling Indiana Pacers will be heading out on the road to take on the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.
Earlier this season, the Nuggets were able to blow out the Pacers by the core of 108-87 in Denver. In that game, Denver had just eight turnovers and they held the Pacers to a low 40.5 field goal percentage.
Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has played in eight games against the Pacers in his career, averaging 13.3 points and 5.3 assists per game against them. Small forward Wilson Chandler has averaged 16 points and 5.5 rebounds per game against Indiana in 11 career games, while power forward Kenneth Faried has scored 7.3 points per game against them while pulling down 6.3 rebounds per game
Indiana's struggled continued on Wednesday when they were edged 102-100 by the Los Angeles Clippers on the road. The Pacers made just four of their 19 three-point attempts and were outrebounded 51-43.
Through their first 26 games this season, the Pacers have only been able to average 94.1 points per game against opposing defenses. Center Roy Hibbert has been able to score 11.3 points per game this year while grabbing a team-best 7.1 boards per game. Point guard Donald Sloan has come off of the bench for Indiana to average 10.3 points per game and is leading the team in assists with 4.5 per game.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
Indiana Pacers are 14-11-1 Against the Spread
Indiana Pacers are 16-10-0 against the Over/Under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
Denver Nuggets are 10-14-1 Against the Spread
Denver Nuggets are 11-11-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/08/14 C Ian Mahinmi Foot expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/29/14 G George Hill Quad out indefinitely
08/02/14 F Paul George Leg out for season
12/14/14 C JaVale McGee Leg out indefinitely
12/05/14 C Jusuf Nurkic Personal out indefinitely
11/25/14 G Randy Foye Quad out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Denver
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