Saturday, November 14, 2015
US Airways Center
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The Denver Nuggets travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, November 14, 2015. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 4-4 and a road record of 2-2. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4 as they are averaging 99.4 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 4-4 and a home record of 3-2. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 102.5, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Kenneth Faried averages 14.5 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 9.9 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Brandon Knight averages 20.3 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Eric Bledsoe averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Denver averages 99.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Phoenix averages 104.1 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 58.9 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 29th with 17.6 per game. The Suns allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Suns force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/13/15 PG Jameer Nelson Back "?" Friday vs. Houston
11/13/15 F Joffrey Lauvergne Back is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Houston
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
10/28/15 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee out indefinitely
Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/13/15 F Markieff Morris Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Denver
11/13/15 PG Ronnie Price Concussion injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Denver
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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