NBA basketball betting controversy was high in Denver since last off season with the ongoing saga of Carmelo Anthony and his NBA sports betting status with the team.
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Denver had a record of 23-16 straight up but just 15-21-3 with the NBA odds. The Nuggets were 9-11-2 against the spread at home while going over the total in 13 of those 22 games as a host. Denver ranked best in the NBA for scoring offense but 23rd for points allowed on defense.
Somehow Karl has kept Denver in the thick of the playoff race while facing the daily questions about the future of Carmelo Anthony, who was their leading scorer with 23.5 points per game despite waiting on his desired trade out of the Mile High City.
Indiana was 16-21 straight up and 17-18-2 with the NBA betting lines. The Pacers were 7-9-1 against the spread on the road and went under the total in 11 of their 17 away games. Indiana was in good form as of late with 5 payouts in 7 games from December 31 through January 14. Danny Granger led Indiana with 20.9 points per game.
Indiana has paid out in just 3 of their last 14 games as a dog with 6 of their last 8 games as a pup going under the total. Denver has gotten the money in just 6 of their last 20 games as a favorite. Indiana has paid out in 3 of their last 4 NBA basketball betting matchups with Denver and 7 of the last 10 meetings between the teams have gone over the total.
The Pacers scored a 144-113 home payout over Denver on November 9 in the only previous meeting between the teams this season as the game soared over the total. Denver has gotten the money in 4 of their last 6 home games against Indiana with 6 of the last 7 meetings between the teams in the Mile High City going over the total.