The fans at Pepsi Center will be treated to a game between the Indiana Pacers and the Denver Nuggets when they take their seats on Monday.
Oddsmakers currently have the Nuggets listed as 8½-point favorites versus the Pacers, while the game’s total is sitting at 222½.
Danny Granger went for 35 points to help the Pacers defeat the Kings 122-117 on Saturday. The Pacers failed to cover the 7.5-point spread, and the combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 215.
T.J. Ford tossed in 16 points, while four others reached double figures in that win.
The Nuggets held off the Hornets surge in the fourth quarter and came away with a 105-100 victory on Saturday. The Nuggets covered the 3.5-point spread, while the 205 points made it OVER the posted total of 196.
Carmelo Anthony led the way with 22 points and seven rebounds, while Chauncey Billups and Nene Hilario added 14 apiece in the win.
Indiana has won 2 straight games.
Denver has won 3 straight games.
Indiana: 12-21 SU, 16-16-1 ATS
Denver: 23-12 SU, 19-15-1 ATS
Indiana most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Sacramento are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
Denver most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
Indiana is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 5 games
Denver is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Indiana
Denver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Indiana
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Indiana at Phoenix, Wednesday, January 7
Denver home to Miami, Wednesday, January 7