Pacers vs Nuggets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/14/24

Denver Nuggets (27-13) vs Indiana Pacers (23-16)

Game Info: Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 3:30 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -10.5 -- Over/Under: 240 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Indiana Pacers travel to the Ball Arena to battle the Denver Nuggets on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a Pacers vs Nuggets Prediction.

Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have been in red-hot form as they've won nine of their last 10 games and they will be aiming for a fourth straight victory after blowing past the Hawks in a 126-108 road win on Friday. Buddy Hield led the team with 18 points and 14 assists off the bench, Obi Toppin added 18 points with seven rebounds and four assists while Aaron Nesmith chipped in with 13 points on five of six shooting. As a team, the Pacers shot a sizzling 67 percent from the field and 11 of 18 from the 3-point line, but as good as those numbers are, the Pacers couldn't gain separation until the third quarter where they held the Hawks to just 19 points. A total of eight Pacers players finished in double figures in scoring with the bench combining for 73 points. Indiana will meet Utah, Sacramento, and Portland after this one.

Indiana Pacers Player Facts

  • Myles Turner ranks T4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.0) this season.
  • Jalen Smith is one of only 29 players in the league shooting at least 65% from the field this season.

Denver Nuggets

Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets have been in decent shape as they've won four of their last six games and they will be eager to keep it going after routing the Pelicans in a 125-113 home win on Friday. Nikola Jokic led the team with a triple-double of 27 points with 10 rebounds and 14 assists, Michael Porter Jr and Jamal Murray scored 20 points apiece while Aaron Gordon chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Nuggets shot 55 percent from the field and 14 of 33 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 37 points in the first quarter to jump out by double digits and they didn't slow down until they led by 22 points in the third quarter.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic is the only player to have recorded a 30-point, 20-rebound game this season.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ranks 8th amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank 1st in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (26.2).
  • The Nuggets rank 2nd in the league for opponent points per game this season (111.1).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for points per game this season (126.6).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for assists per game this season (31.2).

Pacers vs Nuggets Prediction

The Pacers are still shorthanded with Tyrese Haliburton ruled out and Jarace Walker listed as questionable, while the Nuggets are at full strength once again. The Pacers have been one of the form teams in the league and they've been good enough to keep winning games despite losing Haliburton, but it's going to be tough to keep it going against this Nuggets team who are playing well themselves. I have the Nuggets being too much for the Pacers in this one, but the line just seems too hefty, so I'm leaning towards the Pacers with the points.

Peter’s Pick Indiana +10.5

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