Friday, November 27, 2015
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, November 27, 2015. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.5.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 12-3 and a road record of 4-3. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 99.4 points per game while giving up 90.5 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 6-9 and a home record of 3-5. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.1 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of -5.2.
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 9.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kawhi Leonard averages 21.8 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 18.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Kenneth Faried averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
San Antonio averages 99.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.5 per game. The Spurs allow 90.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Denver averages 100.1 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 18th with 15.1 per game. The Nuggets allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Nuggets force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 9-6-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 4-11-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 8-6-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/26/15 F Kenneth Faried Ankle "?" Friday vs. San Antonio
11/17/15 F Joffrey Lauvergne Back out indefinitely
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
10/28/15 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio
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