Sunday, December 27, 2015
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, December 27, 2015. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 12-17 and a road record of 7-8. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 99.2 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 20-10 and a home record of 13-4. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per game and surrendering 99.2, good for a point differential of 8.2.
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 15.7 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Russell Westbrook averages 25.4 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 9.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 26.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Denver averages 99.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15.1 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 107.4 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 56.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 25th with 15.9 per game. The Thunder allow 99.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Thunder force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 13-15-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 15-13-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 13-17-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-21-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/24/15 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle "?" Saturday vs. San Antonio
12/24/15 PG Jameer Nelson Illness "?" Saturday vs. San Antonio
12/24/15 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle "?" Saturday vs. San Antonio
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
10/28/15 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Denver
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