The top three-point shooting team in the NBA squares off against the worst three-point defense on Wednesday night.
The Denver Nuggets are off to a 41.9 percent start from deep. That total is two tenths better than any other team in the league and it makes them the only franchise over 40 percent from three-point range.
The Indiana Pacers give up a league-worst 41 percent number from beyond the arc and that total could get worse on Wednesday against Michael Porter Jr. and Co.
The Denver three-point props may not be a gem deep in the 13-game board, but sometimes you have to take the obvious matchup and roll with it.
NBA 3-Point Play
Michael Porter Jr. Over 2.5 Threes (-165)
Michael Porter Jr. Over 16.5 Points (-120)
Michael Porter Jr. has to be the first target when looking to exploit the Denver-Indiana mismatch.
Porter knocked down at least 50 percent of his three-point shots in eight of nine games and he drained a trio of triples on eight straight occasions.
He threw up at least six three-point shots in each of his last four games and he should shoot at a high volume against the Pacers.
The three-point makes to over the three-point prop will get us halfway to Porter's point prop. He has at least 10 field-goal attempts in every game, so the added volume from the two-point shots.
Porter is averaging 17.9 points per game and he is coming off a 24-point output on Monday against San Antonio, who is sixth worst against the three in the NBA.
Everything about this matchup screams to bet on Porter, but he is not the only Denver player to wager on versus the Pacers.
Nah'Shon (Bones) Hyland Over 2.5 Threes (+125)
Full disclosure here.
Bones Hyland is one of my favorite players to bet on when he is hot from three-point range.
Hyland is Denver's top bench scorer and he averages 5.6 three-point attempts per game, which is second on the Nuggets roster behind Porter.
Hyland has at least three made three-pointers in four of his last five games. He is 9-for-13 from deep in just the last two games.
He should receive plenty of opportunities to shoot on Wednesday and he could have even more time on the floor if the Nuggets blow out the Pacers.