Pacers at Nuggets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/20/23

Denver Nuggets (32-13) vs Indiana Pacers (23-23)

Game Info: Friday, January 20, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -11 -- Over/Under: 242.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets meet Friday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Indiana Pacers Preview

The Indiana Pacers are averaging 115.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.2 points and 4 rebounds, while Buddy Hield is averaging 17.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. Bennedict Mathurin is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.

The Denver Nuggets Preview

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 117.3 points on 51 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 48 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.1 points and 11 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.8 points and 4 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.

Trends

The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nuggets are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Nuggets last 6 overall. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Indiana Pacers are in rough shape over the last week, and now they go on the road where it's one of the toughest places to play. The Denver Nuggets win at home by an average of 10.8 points while shooting 52 percent from the field. This isn't a spot where the Pacers are going to stop the bleeding. Massive line, but the Nuggets should walk away with a comfortable home victory.

Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -11

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