Indiana Pacers at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/16/2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 8 point favorites.
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The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 44-25. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 4.3 as they average 108.2 points per contest while giving up 103.9 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 45-22. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 112.1 points per contest and give up 107.1, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 34-34-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 28-41-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 36-31-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 30-37-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/14/19 G Tyreke Evans Personal is questionable Saturday vs Denver
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/14/19 SF Torrey Craig Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
Darren Collison comes into this contest averaging 11.2 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Myles Turner averages 13.1 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Nikola Jokic averages 20.2 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jamal Murray averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 108.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43.0 rebounds per game and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 15th in the league with 112.1 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.7 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.8. The Nuggets are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Nuggets surrender 107.1 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets were 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game last season.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Indiana is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Denver is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Nuggets are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.1, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana +8
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