Indiana Pacers at Denver Nuggets - 3/15/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (22-16) vs Indiana Pacers (17-20)
Game Info: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -6 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets meet Monday in NBA action at the Ball Arena.
The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 112.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 21.5 points and 4.7 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 20.8 points and 6.2 assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.2 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 27.1 points and 11.1 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 20.9 points and 4.6 assists. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is grabbing four rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
The Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nuggets are 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 8-3 in Pacers last 11 overall. The under is 4-0 in Nuggets last 4 overall. The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Indiana Pacers continue to underachieve, and now their defense is starting to split, allowing 51.8 percent shooting in their last five games. The Pacers also aren't covering numbers during this losing stretch. The Denver Nuggets are winning their last five games by an average of seven points and they win by an average of 7.3 points in the favorite role. The Nuggets also beat the Pacers on the road by 10 points less than two weeks ago. I'll eat the chalk with the Nuggets.