Sunday, January 17, 2016
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, January 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 22-18 and a road record of 9-12. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 98.8 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 15-25 and a home record of 7-12. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98.6 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of -4.3.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. George Hill averages 12.8 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 18.7 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Will Barton averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Indiana averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.3 per game. The Pacers allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Denver averages 98.5 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 15th with 14.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Nuggets force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 22-18-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 18-22-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 18-20-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 21-18-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/16/16 G Paul George Leg probable Sunday vs. Denver
01/14/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Foot out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
01/16/16 C Jusuf Nurkic Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Indiana
Tony's Pick: Take Denver
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