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2021 NBA Handicapping
(20-15) Denver Nuggets vs. Indiana Pacers (16-18)
Date: Thursday, March 4th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indiana, Indianapolis
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nuggets -175 | Pacers +155
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -4
NBA Betting Total: 226
Thursday, March 4th the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers play for the first time this season.
The teams have played a total of 92 occasions in their history with each team having won 46 contests. Last season, the clubs played twice with each winning one contest.
While the Nuggets season has experienced great ups and downs they arrive at this match having won three in a row including routing the Bucks 128-97. Denver beat Milwaukee so thoroughly they made the Bucks look more like a lottery team than a contender.
Nikola Jokic in particular has been spectacular of late. He delivered another triple-double in the win with 37 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds marking the 50th time he’s met that benchmark in his career.
It was his ninth triple-double of the season although he’s missed the mark by one assist or one rebound on seven other occasions this season including Monday in Chicago.
Postgame, coach Mike Malone made the obvious comparison of Jokic to another All-Star center (Wilt Chamberlain) with a penchant for triple-doubles.
After a rough season start, Jamal Murray has been on a terror of late looking much more like the player who feasted in the Orlando bubble as he scored 24 points in the win.
In his third game back after missing 15 games, P.J. Dozier scored 19 points. Will Barton (14), Michael Porter Jr. (11), and Monte Morris (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Gary Harris (adductor), Paul Millsap (knee), JaMychal Green (shoulder), Facundo Campazzo (protocols), RJ Hampton (protocols), Markus Howard (protocols) are all listed as day-to-day
TJ McConnell won’t make any All-Star teams or All-Defensive teams but his play on Wednesday propelled the Pacers to victory with a special benchmark for the guard.
McConnell registered a triple-double that included 10 steals along with 16 points and 13 assists. He entered the history books with nine of those steals occurring in one half and the 10 steals are the most by a Pacers player ever.
McConnell sparked the Pacers to erase a 19 point deficit augmented by the 35 points they collected off Cavaliers’ turnovers. Malcolm Brogdon led the team in scoring with 29 points while All-Star teammate Domantas Sabonis chipped in 18 points.
Doug McDermott (12), Myles Turner (12), and Jeremy Lamb (11) were the other double-figure contributors.
Several Pacers played in spite of nagging injuries Sabonis has a sore ankle, McDermott had dental surgery and Lamb is dealing with a sore knee. Given the back-to-back scenario these players might be out Thursday or at worst their minutes closely monitored.
Some more good news is the Pacers noted Caris LeVert (kidney) may make his debut in late March which should align with TJ Warren’s return and will make bolster the Pacers talent and depth.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nuggets are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction:
It’s a known factor there are five common dates every season considered the most difficult. One of those is the last game before the All-Star break. With the Nuggets holding the rest advantage and assuming they are focused on gaining constancy this should result in a win for them.
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