Saturday, December 26, 2015
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The Denver Nuggets travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, December 26, 2015. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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 Spurs have an overall record of 25-5 and a home record of 16-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 88.8, good for a point differential of 13.6.
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%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 15.7 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
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 23rd 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.
San Antonio averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 13.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 7th with 14 per game. The Spurs allow 88.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th 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
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 20-9-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-18-0 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
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio
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