Indiana Pacers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 3/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+6)
Ball Arena is the site where and the Denver Nuggets (22-16) will play the Indiana Pacers (17-20) on Monday. The odds on this game have Denver as 6-point favorites. The over/under opens at 226.5.
The Indiana Pacers stepped onto the hardwood against the Phoenix Suns and earned the victory with a final of 122-111 in their last game. Indiana walked away from the contest having earned a 52.9% FG percentage (46 of 87) and buried 13 of 28 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Pacers made 17 of their 21 tries for a rate of 81.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 45 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 25 assists in this game in addition to creating 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Regarding defending, Indiana allowed 47.3% from the floor on 43 of 91 shooting. Phoenix totaled 28 dimes and had 9 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Phoenix grabbed 40 rebounds (10 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 6 rejections. Phoenix shot 76.5% at the charity stripe by making 13 of 17 tries. They converted 12 of 31 attempts from beyond the arc.
Malcolm Brogdon is a guy who was a major contributor for the game. He finished with 25 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He played for 34:46 minutes played and also collected 5 boards. Brogdon ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and distributed 4 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this contest for the Pacers was Domantas Sabonis. He snagged 13 rebounds in his 43:10 min on the basketball court. He finished the game shooting 69.2% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 9-of-13 (22 points). Overall, Sabonis tallied 10 assists.
Indiana will enter this game with a record of 17-20 on the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 20.4 fouls every game. As a unit, Indiana is pulling down 41.7 rebounds per contest and has racked up 978 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 9th in the league in terms of passing. The Pacers are connecting on 36.1% on 3-point shots (445 of 1,233) and 78.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 112.7 pts per game (16th in basketball) while shooting 47.3% from the floor. Defensively, the Pacers have forced 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They concede 38.0% on shots from distance and they are 19th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (112.3). The Pacers are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 46.9% (576 of 696) and they surrender 44.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 21st in the league in giving up assists with 953 relinquished so far this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Denver Nuggets took a loss by a final score of 116-103 when they played the Dallas Mavericks. The Nuggets corralled 29 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 41 in the game. They turned it over 9 times, while earning 5 steals for the game. The Mavericks were called for 19 fouls in the game which got the Nuggets to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of them for a rate of 72.2%. Pertaining to shooting from distance, Denver knocked down 16 of their 41 attempts (39.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Nuggets finished the game shooting 37 out of 90 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.1%. The Nuggets allowed the Mavericks to bury 42 out of their 86 attempts from the field which had them shooting 48.8% in this contest. They finished 39.1% from 3-point land by connecting on 18 out of 46 and finished the game at 14 of 16 at the charity stripe (87.5%). Regarding rebounds, Denver allowed Dallas to grab 49 overall (12 offensive).
Nikola Jokic pitched in for the Nuggets for the game. He buried 10 of 20 for this contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Jokic totaled 26 points in his 36:02 mins of playing time and had 11 assists in this contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Denver was Will Barton. He accumulated 2 dimes in 36:24 minutes played, and he shot 8 out of 17 from the floor. Barton finished going 47.1% from the field while also earning 23 points and 4 rebounds.
Denver has a record of 22-16 this year. Denver has tallied 4,377 pts so far this year (115.2 per game) and they collect 43.7 rebounds per contest. The Nuggets are committing 19.1 fouls every game and they hit 78.4% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Nuggets are shooting 48.5% from the field, which ranks 4th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 26.4 times per game (7th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.4 times per contest. The Nuggets on the defensive side of the court are 8th in the league in points allowed per contest with 110.5. The Denver defense gives up 35.9% on 3-pointers (489 of 1,363) and opponents are knocking down 76.8% of their free throw shots. They allow 26.5 dimes and 42.1 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 27th and 5th in the NBA. They have forced 14.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (21st in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Denver (-6)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks