Denver Nuggets (29-14) vs. Indiana Pacers (24-18)
Denver Nuggets vs. Indiana Pacers 1/23/24 – The NBA season continues to thrill its audiences with spectacular matchups, and one such exciting clash awaits Tuesday as Denver Nuggets (29-14) face Indiana Pacers (24-18). Both teams are in form and this contest promises a showdown between talent, strategy and determination; in our analysis for Gainbridge Fieldhouse we will delve into key stats, player matchups, betting odds and trends as we provide you with exclusive insightsand predictions for this highly-anticipated battle between these two formidable opponents.
Denver Nuggets have proven themselves formidable this season, earning a 29-14 record and being led by star center Nikola Jokic to an outstanding 29-14 mark. Jokic, one of several MVP contenders this season, has been instrumental in their success, averaging 25.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 9.1 assists per game while dominating both paint space and ball distribution to become an obstacle against any opponents they might face this year.
Indiana Pacers have also proven their mettle this season, currently holding a 24-18 record. Tyrese Haliburton has been at the heart of Indiana Pacers success this year, averaging 23.6 points and 12.6 assists per game; his playmaking abilities and scoring touch have cemented his place among elite NBA players.
Denver Nuggets vs. Indiana Pacers 1/23/24 Game Info
|Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 7:00 PM ET
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Nikola Jokic (C) vs. Tyrese Haliburton (PG)
Jokic has had an immense effect on the Nuggets this season. Averaging 25.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 9.1 assists per game on average makes him a triple-double threat who can score inside, shoot threes from beyond the arc, set up teammates effectively while remaining turnover free; yet his turnovers and fouls per game may cause concerns to opposing defenses.
Haliburton serves as the heartbeat of Pacers offense with 23.6 points and 12.6 assists per game, serving up his trademark brilliance on offense with his assist-to-turnover ratio of 5.1 as proof that his smart decisions create scoring opportunities for his team. While not known for defensive prowess, Haliburton more than makes up for it with his offensive skills.
When these two star players meet on the court, it will surely be an epic clash of wits and skills. Jokic will match Haliburton for size and basketball IQ while Haliburton brings speed and playmaking ability as they tussle for supremacy on offense and defense respectively. Be on the lookout!
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
As for betting odds, bookmakers have yet to release definitive numbers for this matchup. As game day nears, keeping tabs on these figures can provide invaluable insights into expected outcomes and help anticipate possible outcomes of play-off games.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Nuggets have shown some consistency over their last five games, going 3-2 overall and posting an 8-14 mark against the spread away games. Their over/under trend has also been mixed; two out of their last five went over; when playing at home 9 out 21 totals have gone over as well.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Pacers have had an encouraging start this season, going 2-3 in their last 5 games. On the road they boast an improved record with 12-10 against the spread and only 1 out of their last 5 total over games going over the total while at home it has happened 15 out of 21 times!
Denver Nuggets vs. Indiana Pacers 1/23/24 Betting Picks
As this contest promises to be an exciting, hard-hitting encounter between two talented teams, it is difficult to pick an outright victor. Both Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers possess unique strengths and weaknesses which could determine the outcome of this matchup.
Given their home court advantage, the Pacers may hold an edge in this matchup. Their scorers have proven prolific against spread on the road while they have shown great defensive effort against Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets’ offense. But ultimately it all boils down to how well they can stop Nikola Jokic and company from scoring.
As always, be sure to gamble responsibly and remain aware of the latest odds before placing bets on these exciting NBA picks today between the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers on January 23rd 2024.
Free Pick and Prediction: Denver Nuggets 118, Indiana Pacers 115.