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Denver Nuggets vs. Indiana Pacers Predictions and Preview for 3/30/2022

Denver Nuggets takes on Indiana Pacers on 3/30/2022 at 07:10 PM.

The Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers face off in an important game for both teams. Denver Nuggets has a record of 45-31 this regular season. Indiana Pacers is 25-51 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Denver Nuggets Team Defense Preview


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Their defensive efficiency is 111.5, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. Their defensive efforts at keeping offenses from getting to the rim should not go unnoticed. The defensive lapses yielding dunks, layups, and tip-ins are prevalent.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Denver Nuggets Team Offense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 114.0, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a slower than average team when it comes to the pace of play.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .586 which is considered to be above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .553, which is considered to be above average. They attempt .418 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in the NBA. They made .354 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .792 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 21.9% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Indiana Pacers Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 115.2, there is a lot of work to do here. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They are a below average team when it comes to their ability to force bad shots. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Indiana Pacers Team Offense Preview


You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 112.0, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a slower than average team when it comes to the pace of play.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .561 which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .529, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .394 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .342 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .763 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They successfully retrieved 25.3% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

The Denver Nuggets Roster

The Players to Watch for Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokić 6-11 284 C

He is an MVP candidate this season and a player you must know.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

One of the best distributors in the NBA, he sets up his teammates like few others. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He makes an effort to get offensive rebounds, but he is not a leader in this metric.

Aaron Gordon 6-8 235 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Will Barton 6-6 181 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Indiana Pacers Roster

The Players to Watch for Indiana Pacers

Chris Duarte 6-6 190 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Oshae Brissett 6-7 210 SF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Myles Turner 6-11 250 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Denver Nuggets vs. Indiana Pacers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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