Friday, March 24, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Denver Nuggets head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Friday, March 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 4 point favorites.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 34-37. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 111.5 points per game while giving up 111.0 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 36-35. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 39-31-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 45-25-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 32-39-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 34-37-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/23/17 F Danilo Gallinari Knee "?" Friday vs. Indiana
03/04/17 G Mo Williams Knee out for season
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nikola Jokic comes into this game averaging 16.2 points per contest while playing 27.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Nuggets. He pulls down 9.4 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Gary Harris averages 14.9 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
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Paul George averages 22.5 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Jeff Teague averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 7.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 111.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.52 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.2 per game. The Nuggets allow 111 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 104.1 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.96 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 14th with 13.9 per game. The Pacers allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Pacers force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 113.4 and a defensive rating of 112.8. In terms of pace they average 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 107.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 12.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver +4
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