Saturday, January 2, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 12-21 and a road record of 7-11. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.9 as they are averaging 98.9 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 30-2 and a home record of 15-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 114.1 points per game and surrendering 102, good for a point differential of 12.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Will Barton averages 16.7 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Stephen Curry averages 30.5 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Klay Thompson averages 19.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Denver averages 98.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 15 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.8 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 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Golden State averages 114.1 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 28.6 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 26th with 16 per game. The Warriors allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Warriors force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 14-17-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 17-15-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 20-11-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 19-13-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
01/01/16 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle out indefinitely
01/01/16 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee "?" Saturday vs. Golden State
01/01/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Golden State
Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/29/15 F Kevon Looney Hip out indefinitely
01/01/16 C Festus Ezeli Toe "?" Saturday vs. Denver
01/01/16 F Harrison Barnes Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Denver
01/01/16 G Leandro Barbosa Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Denver
01/01/16 PG Stephen Curry Leg "?" Saturday vs. Denver
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State
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