Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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The Denver Nuggets travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 6-12 and a road record of 3-6. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.6 as they are averaging 96.5 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 10-5 and a home record of 6-1. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per game and surrendering 98.3, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Kenneth Faried averages 12.2 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Derrick Rose averages 13.4 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Jimmy Butler averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Denver averages 96.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 16.1 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Chicago averages 98.9 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 56.7 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 6th with 14.1 per game. The Bulls allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 58.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 7-11-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 8-9-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 6-9-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 3-12-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/30/15 G Gary Harris Concussion "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
10/28/15 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/30/15 PG Aaron Brooks Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
11/30/15 G Kirk Hinrich Hip "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back expected to miss 8-10 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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