Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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The Denver Nuggets travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 12.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 5-5 and a road record of 2-3. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.7 as they are averaging 98.3 points per game while giving up 103 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 8-2 and a home record of 4-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 90.6, good for a point differential of 10.8.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Kenneth Faried averages 13.2 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 15.2 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Kawhi Leonard averages 21.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Denver averages 98.3 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 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
San Antonio averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 9th with 14.6 per game. The Spurs allow 90.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 19.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Spurs force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 4-6-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-3-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 3-7-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/17/15 F Kenneth Faried Back is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. New Orleans
11/16/15 F Joffrey Lauvergne Back is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. New Orleans
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
10/28/15 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio
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