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(20-18) Indiana Pacers vs. Denver Nuggets (14-23)
Indiana is a classic middle of the pack team, they win at home but struggle on the road. This is a spot they could get a win though.
Denver is still trying to get to that status as they struggle to win in all environments.
Not sure why this game is starting so early but there is nothing wrong with not having to wait for the sun to go down to get some hoops.
This team is scoring more than they did a year ago but I think it is fair to say that almost halfway into the season they are still figuring out who they are.
Fortunately Paul George has remained a constant. He is as versatile as some of the other top players in the league and probably would have netter numbers if he were more selfish.
The other constant seems to be Myles Turner. He has become reliable as an offensive threat and rebounding the ball. He has double-doubles in three of his last four games.
Beyond those two we are still waiting to see. Jeff Teague was a new addition but he is not exactly putting up huge numbers and nor is Thaddeus Young.
Meanwhile Monta Ellis has fallen off the map, continuing a downward trend that has seen his scoring drop in what is now a fourth consecutive season.
Indiana is a team in progress but I am not sure what their ceiling really is.
Denver is a bad team but you really don’t know what you are going to get from them as evidenced by a home loss to Philly that started their current five game losing streak.
The Nuggets play at pace – they are 6th in the league in scoring – and have an advantage when they host but I am still not sure what this team is supposed to be.
They have been really bad at identifying elite level talent that can truly be built around.
The primary exhibit of that is the backcourt. Emmanuel Mudiay and Gary Harris are recent top picks who have not delivered much.
If they were second rounders instead of lottery picks they probably wouldn’t even have merited as much playing time.
As a result the liked of Jameer Nelson and Will Barton have secure roles in the rotation. Barton shows promise as a sneaky scorer but Nelson should not be seeing as much time as he is on a team that says they are building for the future.
I love what they have in the post though. Their two Euro centers can produce even though they are never the focus of the offense. Denver wants to run but they might be better suited to play a difference style of game.
Meanwhile Danilo Galinari and Wilson Chandler continue to bomb away. Might as well as most of their games are losses anyway.
Denver can get to teams in some spots but this is a terrible team to try and forecast.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pacers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
- Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Nuggets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Over is 5-0-1 in Nuggets last 6 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
- Nuggets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
No line yet but I expect the Pacers to be a small favourite, despite their season long struggles on the road. They should have no trouble getting their offense going against Denver.
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This one might be close for most of it but George will be the difference down the stretch.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana 111 – Denver 103
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