Sunday, December 20, 2015
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, December 20, 2015. The opening line for this game has Denver as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 7-19 and a road record of 2-13. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.3 as they are averaging 101.2 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 11-15 and a home record of 5-7. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.7 points per game and surrendering 102.4, good for a point differential of -4.7.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 23 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 17.6 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 17.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Will Barton averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
New Orleans averages 101.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 14 per game. The Pelicans allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Denver averages 97.7 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 23rd with 15.5 per game. The Nuggets allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Nuggets force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-17-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 10-15-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 12-13-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 13-12-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/19/15 C Alexis Ajinca Calf "?" Sunday vs. Denver
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/19/15 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle doubtful Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
10/28/15 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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