Wednesday, December 23, 2015
US Airways Center
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The Denver Nuggets travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 11-16 and a road record of 6-8. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.7 as they are averaging 98.7 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 12-18 and a home record of 8-7. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 105.2, good for a point differential of -1.3.
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 15.3 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Brandon Knight averages 19.7 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Eric Bledsoe averages 21.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Denver averages 98.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 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 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15.2 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.4 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 25th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Phoenix averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 28th with 17 per game. The Suns allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Suns force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 12-14-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 14-12-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 13-17-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 16-14-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/22/15 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
12/21/15 F Darrell Arthur Knee injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
12/21/15 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle expected to miss Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
10/28/15 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee out indefinitely
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Denver
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