Nuggets vs Pacers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, January 20, 2023

httpscdn.dataskrive.comapiassetLioOflU Betsperts Media & Technology

The Denver Nuggets (32-13) are 10.5-point favorites against the Indiana Pacers (23-23) on January 20, 2023 at Ball Arena. The Nuggets are red-hot, having won eight in a row while going 9-1 over their past 10 games. The over/under is set as 238 points in the outing.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Pacers

Denver Nuggets vs. Indiana Pacers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Nuggets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -454 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +347 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 238 points.

BetMGM First Bet Offer up to $1000
First Bet Offer

Nuggets vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, January 20, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ALT
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena

Nuggets vs. Pacers Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Nuggets are 23-20-2 this year. Denver has won 26, or 74.3%, of the 35 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Nuggets games this year have gone over the total in 21 out of 46 opportunities (45.7%).

The Pacers are 26-19-1 against the spread this season. Indiana has won 16 of the 36 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (44.4%). Pacers games this year have gone over the total in 22 of 46 opportunities (47.8%).

FanDuel NBA Promo
No Sweat First Bet up to $1,000

Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nuggets Leaders
Nikola Jokic 41 25.1 11 9.9 1.4 0.6 0.9
Jamal Murray 38 18.8 4 5.4 0.9 0.2 2.2
Aaron Gordon 40 16.5 6.8 2.6 0.8 0.8 1
Michael Porter Jr. 31 16.1 5.6 1.1 0.6 0.5 2.7
Nah’Shon Hyland 37 12.8 2.2 3.1 0.6 0.3 2.4


Pacers Leaders
Buddy Hield 46 17.6 4.8 2.7 1 0.3 3.8
Bennedict Mathurin 46 17.1 4 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.5
Myles Turner 37 17.1 7.8 1.4 0.6 2.4 1.5
Jalen Smith 43 9.8 6 1.1 0.4 0.9 0.9
Aaron Nesmith 39 9.5 3.8 1.2 0.7 0.4 1.4
DraftKings NBA Promo
Bet $5 on NBA, get $200 in bonus bets

Nuggets vs. Pacers Injury Report

Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton: Out (Elbow/Knee), Kendall Brown: Out (Leg), Daniel Theis: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

This season, Denver is posting 117.3 points per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) and giving up 113.2 points per contest (14th-ranked). The Nuggets score 120 points per game in home games, compared to 114.2 points per game away from home, a difference of 5.8 points per contest. The Nuggets have seen an uptick in scoring lately, putting up 120.3 points per game in their last 10 outings, three points more than the 117.3 they’ve scored this year.

With a 39.7% three-point percentage this season, Denver is best in the NBA. It ranks 12th in the league by making 12.2 treys per contest. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Nuggets have taken 64.4% two-pointers (accounting for 72.2% of the team’s baskets) and 35.6% threes (27.8%).

Caesars NBA Promo
Get up to a $1,250 bet on Caesars plus rewards credits

What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

Offensively Indiana is the 12th-ranked team in the NBA (115.3 points per game). On defense it is 22nd (116.5 points allowed per game). The Pacers are putting up more points at home (117.9 per game) than away (112.4). The Pacers are tallying 116.4 points per game in their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 115.3.

In 2022-23 Indiana is fifth-best in the NBA in 3-point makes (14.1 per game), and it ranks No. 12 in 3-point percentage (36.5%). The Pacers attempt 43.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 34.3% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they take 56.9% of their shots, with 65.7% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this game is the Nuggets, and we predict that Pacers will cover the spread (Nuggets -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 238 points.

Caesars NBA Promo
Get up to a $1,250 bet on Caesars plus rewards credits
DraftKings NBA Promo
Bet $5 on NBA, get $200 in bonus bets
FanDuel NBA Promo
No Sweat First Bet up to $1,000
BetMGM NBA Promo
$1,000 First Bet Offer on NBA Bets

You can bet on Nuggets vs. Pacers at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

And if you wanted to check out how much you could win on a $10 bet if you parlayed today’s Nuggets vs. Pacers picks, don’t forget to check out our free parlay calculator.

Not sure what a parlay is? Or even how to bet on basketball? Check out our complete guide to sports betting.


Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

Deals of the Day

See All