Free NBA Expert Picks For Tonight (Dec 10): Nuggets vs Pacers Prediction
The NBA is filled with six games on the schedule Sunday. After a busy Saturday night, Sunday could be a perfect way to end a great NBA weekend. Here are my best bets for the NBA on December 10. Odds can be found at BetOnline. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free NBA expert picks. All odds from this article are from SportsBetting.ag
Denver Nuggets vs Indiana Pacers Prediction
Indiana was expected to be a bottom team this season after trading away Paul George in the offseason. Twenty-six games into this season, the Pacers are potentially a playoff team in the East. Indiana hosts the Nuggets on Sunday after putting together a come from behind win to beat the Cavaliers on Friday night. Indiana has won six of their last seven at home. In total, the Pacers have gone 15-11 and 9-4 at home.
Denver has been looking like a solid playoff team as well. The Nuggets are sitting fifth place in the Western Conference standings. This game will mark the fourth road game on a six-game road trip for the Nuggets. Denver has gone 1-2 so far on the road trip. The Nuggets have gone 4-9 on the road this season. Denver will not get an easy win against the Pacers on Sunday night. Indiana has been led by Victor Oladipo this season. Oladipo was acquired in the trade that sent Paul George to Oklahoma City. Oladipo is averaging around twenty-four points per game. Bojan Bogdanovic is second on the team in points per game. He is averaging fifteen points per game.
The Nuggets are having some injury problems. Paul Millsap and Nikola Jokic are both out for the Nuggets. Both were averaging around fifteen points per game. Will Barton and Gary Harris now lead the team in points per game with around fifteen. With two key players missing from the lineup, Denver will need some other guys to step up in their absence. If no one can stand out in this matchup, it could be a dominant win by the Pacers.
Denver Nuggets +5 ½ (-110) at Indiana Pacers -5 ½ (-110)
The Pacers are shooting the second highest three-point percentage in the league. Indiana is scoring about 39.5 percent of the three pointers they put up. A big part of this is Oladipo. Oladipo is hitting about 44 percent of his three’s. This will be matched up against Denver’s perimeter defense, which is not doing quite as hot. The Nuggets are allowing teams to hit about 38 percent of their three’s. Only five teams are allowing their opponents to hit a higher percentage.
The Pacers are expected to win this game by five and a half points. I believe the Pacers can win by more than that. Indiana is shooting much better this season and the Pacers have been close to unstoppable at home. In their last seven home games, the Pacers have gone 5-2 against the spread. With Millsap and Jokic out, I really like Oladipo and the Pacers at home.