Nuggets vs Pacers Prediction NBA Picks 1/23/24

Indiana Pacers (24-20) vs Denver Nuggets (30-14)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Gainbridge Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Indiana Pacers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 241.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Denver Nuggets pay a visit to the Indiana Pacers at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. Here’s a Nuggets vs Pacers Prediction.

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets have been in fine form as they've won seven of their last 10 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after taking down the Wizards in a 113-104 road win on Sunday. Nikola Jokic led the way with 42 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists on 15 of 20 shooting, Michael Porter Jr and Jamal Murray each scored 19 points while Aaron Gordon chipped in with 11 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, the Nuggets shot 48 percent from the field and eight of 22 from the 3-point line as they got off to a quick start thanks to Jokic and they just kept their foot on the gas until they led by 17 points in the third quarter. Defensively, the Nuggets did a great job of limiting the Wizards' Jordan Poole to just four points on one of seven shooting. The Nuggets will meet the Knicks, 76ers, Bucks, and Thunder after this one.

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.

Indiana Pacers

Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have been in a rut as they've lost four of their last five games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling short to the red-hot Suns in a 117-110 road defeat on Sunday. Buddy Hield led the team with 18 points on six of 10 shooting, Pascal Siakam added 15 points with seven assists on six of 14 shooting while Myles Turner chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Pacers shot 43 percent from the field and 14 of 31 from the 3-point line as they worked hard to erase a 14-point deficit to take the lead late in the fourth quarter, only to get outscored by 14-5 run in the final 2:59 in a disappointing finish.

Indiana Pacers Player Facts

  • Myles Turner ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.0) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for points per game this season (125.0).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for assists per game this season (31.1).
  • The Nuggets rank 29th in the league for free throws made per game this season (15.7).
  • The Nuggets rank 2nd in the league for Q1 win percentage this season (65.9%).

Nuggets vs Pacers Prediction

The Pacers could be shorthanded for this one with Tyrese Haliburton, Andrew Nembhard and Isaiah Jackson all listed as questionable, while the Nuggets have all their key players available. The Nuggets come into this one with winning momentum thanks to Jokic maintaining his terrific play, while the Pacers have struggled with injuries lately to lose four of their last five overall. The Pacers are only slight underdogs in this one, but they're banged up at the moment, so I'm more comfortable taking the Nuggets at the short line.

Peter’s Pick Denver -2.5

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