Monday, November 9, 2015
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Monday, November 9, 2015. The opening line for this game has Denver as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
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The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 4-2 and a road record of 2-1. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 99 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 2-4 and a home record of 0-2. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.3 points per game and surrendering 103.5, good for a point differential of -6.2.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 22.2 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 18.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Kenneth Faried averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Portland averages 103.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15.8 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 17.2 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Denver averages 97.3 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 20th with 16.2 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Nuggets force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 4-2-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 3-2-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 3-3-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
11/07/15 G Gerald Henderson Hip "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/29/15 F Cliff Alexander Knee out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/08/15 F Joffrey Lauvergne Back "?" Monday vs. Portland
10/28/15 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee out indefinitely
10/27/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Denver
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