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Denver @ Indiana

Current Records: Denver 20-15; Indiana 16-18

What to Know

The Indiana Pacers will be returning home after a four-game road trip. They will take on the Denver Nuggets at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

It was a close one, but on Wednesday Indiana sidestepped the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 114-111 win. Point guard T.J. McConnell was the offensive standout of the contest for the Pacers, dropping a triple-double on 16 points, 13 dimes, and ten steals. That's McConnell's first triple-double of the season.

Meanwhile, Denver took their game on the road on Tuesday with ease, bagging a 128-97 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point the Nuggets had established a 99-80 advantage. It was another big night for their center Nikola Jokic, who posted a triple-double on 37 points, 11 assists, and ten rebounds. That makes it four consecutive games in which Jokic has had at least ten rebounds.

The Pacers are expected to lose this next one by 4. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the team has let down bettors in their past five games.

Indiana beat Denver 115-107 when the two teams previously met in January of last year. Will Indiana repeat their success, or do the Nuggets have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse -- Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Nuggets are a 4-point favorite against the Pacers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Nuggets as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Denver have won six out of their last ten games against Indiana.

  • Jan 19, 2020 - Indiana 115 vs. Denver 107
  • Jan 02, 2020 - Denver 124 vs. Indiana 116
  • Mar 24, 2019 - Indiana 124 vs. Denver 88
  • Mar 16, 2019 - Denver 102 vs. Indiana 100
  • Apr 03, 2018 - Denver 107 vs. Indiana 104
  • Dec 10, 2017 - Indiana 126 vs. Denver 116
  • Mar 24, 2017 - Denver 125 vs. Indiana 117
  • Jan 12, 2017 - Denver 140 vs. Indiana 112
  • Jan 30, 2016 - Indiana 109 vs. Denver 105
  • Jan 17, 2016 - Denver 129 vs. Indiana 126

Injury Report for Indiana

  • Jeremy Lamb: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
  • Domantas Sabonis: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
  • Caris LeVert: Out (Abdomen)
  • T.J. Warren: Out (Foot)

Injury Report for Denver

  • Paul Millsap: Out (Knee)
  • JaMychal Green: Out (Shoulder)
  • Gary Harris: Out (Thigh)
  • Markus Howard: Out (Covid-19)
  • R.J. Hampton: Out (Covid-19)
  • Facundo Campazzo: Out (Covid-19)