Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 9-14 and a road record of 5-7. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.7 as they are averaging 96.8 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 9-14 and a home record of 3-9. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 103.5, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Kenneth Faried averages 12.1 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.6 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Denver averages 96.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.5 per game. The Nuggets allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Minnesota averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 20th with 15.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 10-12-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 11-11-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-12-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 11-11-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/14/15 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Monday vs. Houston
12/13/15 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Monday vs. Houston
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
10/28/15 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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