Denver Nuggets at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks 3/24/2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 1 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 49-22. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.2 as they average 112.0 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 44-29 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 107.7 points per game and surrender 104.2, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 38-33-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 30-41-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 35-37-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 29-44-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/22/19 PG Darren Collison Quad is questionable Sunday vs Denver
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Nikola Jokic averages 20.2 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest. He averages 7.6 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Jamal Murray comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 17.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Myles Turner averages 13.2 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.7 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. Denver averages 112.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 27.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 6th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 104.2 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game. Indiana is 22nd in the league with 107.7 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.0 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 25.8. The Pacers are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Nuggets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 10th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Denver is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Indiana is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Pacers are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 106, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 2nd. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +1
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