Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. The opening line for this game has Portland as 5.5 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 12-19 and a road record of 7-10. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.8 as they are averaging 99.2 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 13-20 and a home record of 7-6. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.1 points per game and surrendering 102, good for a point differential of -0.9.
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 15.8 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.6 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Denver averages 99.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.9 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 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Portland averages 101.1 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 23rd with 15.5 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 14-16-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 16-14-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 17-16-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 17-15-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/28/15 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle expected to miss Tuesday vs. Cleveland
12/28/15 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle expected to miss Tuesday vs. Cleveland
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
10/28/15 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/29/15 PG Damian Lillard Foot missed last 4 games, "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
12/27/15 F Ed Davis Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
Josh's Pick: Take Denver
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