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Basketball Betting: Indiana Pacers vs. Denver Nuggets

Basketball betting Monday includes the inter-conference matchup of Indiana at Denver in a close NBA betting evaluation of value.

Basketball betting handicappers would not be surprised at Denver’s good value.  Indiana’s NBA betting value surprises almost everyone.  At first glance the Indiana Pacers would seem to have little basketball betting appeal as they had an overall straight up record of 11-21, which was one of the worst in all of basketball betting.

But the Pacers had a record of 16-15-1 against the NBA betting odds, which leads one to the conclusion that the oddsmakers are offering extra-added value on Indiana in order to entice basketball betting action their way.

Indiana had an away NBA betting record of 9-8 against the spread and the Pacers were a profitable basketball betting dog with a mark of 12-9-1 against the spread.

The Indiana Pacers give us an excellent basketball betting lesson on how board value works and how some of the least appealing teams with the public can be some of the best bargains on the board.  Indiana was on quite an over/under basketball betting stretch from December 13 through January 2 as they went over the total 8 out of 10 games.

The Pacers were ranked 6th overall on offense but just 27th overall on defense which helps explain their NBA betting over/under mark of 20-11-1 over the total in all of their games.  The basketball betting appeal of the Denver Nuggets is far easier to understand.

Denver had an overall basketball betting record of 22-12 straight up and 18-15-1 against the NBA betting odds.  The Nuggets were in a tight race with Portland for first place in the Northwest division in which Denver led by a half of a game.

Superstar Carmelo Anthony adds to Denver’s basketball betting appeal as he led the team in scoring with an average of 21 points per game.  Denver had a nice mark of 13-8-1 as a chalk.  Head coach George Karl continues to do an excellent job and the team responded well after trading Allen Iverson earlier in the season to Detroit.

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