Nuggets vs Pacers: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 15, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021

The Indiana Pacers (17-20) are  underdogs against the Denver Nuggets (22-16) at Ball Arena on Monday, March 15. The game starts at 9:00 PM ET on ALT. The over/under in the matchup is .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from William Hill Sportsbook as of March 14, 2021, 11:25 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

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Injury Report as of March 15

Nuggets:
Gary Harris: Day To Day (Adductor),
R.J. Hampton: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Monte Morris: Day To Day (Quad)

Pacers:
Jeremy Lamb: Day To Day (Knee),
T.J. Warren: Out (Foot)

Nuggets and Pacers Records ATS

  • Denver is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 17-21
  • The Nuggets are 8-6 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 5-point favorite.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in 22 of 38 games this season (57.9%).
  • Indiana has a 15-22 record against the spread this season.
  • The Pacers earn a 4-3 record against the spread this season when they play as at least a 5-point underdog.
  • 21 of Indiana’s 37 games (56.8%) this season have gone over the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Nuggets knocked off the Pacers 113-103 in the last meeting between the teams on March 4, 2021. Myles Turner scored 22 points to lead the Pacers, and Michael Porter Jr. scored 24 points for the Nuggets. The Nuggets covered the spread as 3.5-point favorites, and the teams fell short of the 227.5-point over/under after combining to score 216.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/4/2021 Nuggets Pacers -3.5 227.5 -158 132 Regular Season 113-103 DEN

Scoring Trends

  • Denver’s games this year have gone over the point total for Monday’s matchup over/under (226 points) in 52.6% of opportunities (20 out of 38 matchups).
  • In Indiana’s games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Monday’s matchup over/under in 19 out of 37 matchups (51.4%).
  • On average, the over/under in Nuggets games is 0.3 points fewer than the over/under of 226 points in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this contest is one point more than the average over/under in Pacers’ games this season (225 points).
  • The Nuggets’ average implied point total this season is 1.3 fewer points than their implied total in Monday’s game (114.7 implied points on average compared to 116 implied points in this game).
  • Denver has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (116) 18 times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Pacers (113.3) is 2.3 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (111).
  • Indiana has put up more than 111 points in 23 games on the season.
  • The Nuggets are the league’s seventh-highest scoring team (115.2 PPG), while the Pacers allow the 18th-fewest points per game (112.3) in NBA play.
  • The Nuggets have scored a total of 179 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 4.7 per game), and the Pacers have out-scored opponents by only 14 points on the season (0.4 more per game).

Nuggets Leaders

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in points, rebounds and assists. He contributes 27.1 points per game while also adding 11.1 rebounds and 8.6 assists.
  • Jamal Murray is the top three-point shooter for the Nuggets, connecting on 2.6 per game.
  • Jokic leads the team with 1.6 steals per game. Porter collects 1.0 block a game to pace Denver.

Pacers Leaders

  • Malcolm Brogdon outpaced his teammates on the Pacers scoring front by putting up 21.5 points per game. He adds 4.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game this season.
  • Domantas Sabonis (11.3 rebounds per game) and T.J. McConnell (6.4 assists per game) are the Indiana leaders in rebounds and assists.
  • Justin Holiday is tops from three-point range for the Pacers, knocking down 2.5 threes per game.
  • Nobody on Indiana grabs more steals than McConnell (1.9 per game) or blocks more shots than Turner (3.3 per game).

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