Denver Nuggets vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 3/30/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
The Indiana Pacers (25-51) will go up against the Denver Nuggets (45-31) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday.
The Nuggets faced off with the Hornets and earned the victory with a final of 113-109 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Nuggets finished with 17 while the Hornets totaled 14 fouls. They made 13 out of their 42 shots from long range. Charlotte finished the game at 66.7% from the charity stripe by burying 8 of 12 attempts. Furthermore, Charlotte snagged 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Charlotte distributed 40 assists and had 33 steals for this contest. In terms of the defense, Denver allowed the other team to shoot 47.3% from the floor on 44 out of 93 shooting. They also dished out 29 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they earned 51 with 17 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Nuggets converted 21 of their 28 shots for a rate of 75.0%. Denver wrapped up the contest with a 46.5% FG percentage (40 out of 86) and buried 12 of their 33 shots from beyond the arc.
Nikola Jokic is one guy who had an impact in this matchup. Jokic ended up going 52.9% from the field and recorded 11 assists. He was on the court for 35 mins and pulled down 19 boards. He racked up 26 points on 9 of 17 shooting.
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Denver heads into this game with a mark of 45-31 for the year. They cough up possession 14.4 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.8 fouls per game. As a unit, Denver is collecting 44.1 rebounds per game and has accumulated 2,095 assists so far this season, which ranks 3rd in the league in terms of passing. The Nuggets are hitting 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc (969 of 2,740) and 79.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 111.8 points per outing (10th in basketball) while shooting 47.9% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Nuggets are forcing 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They rank 22nd in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,909 conceded on the season. The Nuggets are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.8% (3,101 of 6,621) and they surrender 42.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They concede 34.3% from 3-point land and they are 13th in the league in points per game allowed (109.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pacers took a defeat with a final score of 132-123 against the Hawks. The Pacers were able to pull down 20 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 28 in the game. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while earning 7 steals in the matchup. The Hawks were called for 13 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Pacers to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 88.9%. In the matter of shots from beyond the arc, Indiana converted 17 of 36 attempts (47.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Pacers went 45 for 87 from the field which had them shooting 51.7%. The Pacers allowed the Hawks to knock down 47 of 86 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 54.7% in the game. They finished the game shooting 48.6% from downtown by connecting on 17 out of 35 and finished the game at 21 of 26 from the free throw line (80.8%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Indiana permitted Atlanta to pull down 27 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Tyrese Haliburton ended up being a factor for the Pacers in this matchup. He knocked down 9 out of 19 for this game for a field goal percentage of 47.4%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. Haliburton tallied 25 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and earned 13 assists for the matchup.
Indiana has a win-loss mark of 25-51 on the season. As an offense, the Pacers are shooting 46.2% from the field, which ranks 17th in the league. Indiana has scored 8,414 points so far this season (110.7 per game) and they average 44.2 boards per game. They are getting an assist 25.1 times per game (11th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.5 times per contest. The Pacers have committed 20.3 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 76.3% from the free throw line.
The Indiana defense gives up 36.7% on 3-pointers (897 of 2,447) and opponents are connecting on 79.3% of their foul shots. They have conceded 24.5 assists and 43.2 boards every game, which ranks them 15th and 8th in the league. The Pacers on the defensive end are ranked 25th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 113.9. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.8% from the floor (28th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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