Denver Nuggets at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/10/2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, December 10, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 5.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets head into this matchup with a mark of 14-11. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 107.0 points per contest while giving up 106.9 per game. The Pacers have an overall mark of 15-11. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 108.3 points per contest and giving up 107.2, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 10-15-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 11-14-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 16-10-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 12-13-1 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/09/17 G Jamal Murray Undisclosed injured last game, is probable Sunday vs Indiana
12/03/17 C Nikola Jokic Ankle is out indefinitely
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/09/17 PG Darren Collison Knee injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Denver
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Will Barton averages 15.9 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Gary Harris comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%.
Myles Turner averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Victor Oladipo averages 23.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Denver averages 107 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.04 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 107.2 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season. Indiana is 7th in the league with 108.3 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.19. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 42.7 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Pacers are 25th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Nuggets are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 9th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Denver is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Indiana is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league. The Pacers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -5.5
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