Friday, December 23, 2016
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, December 23, 2016. The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 14-15. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.9 as they are averaging 102.0 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 12-17. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.5 points per game and surrendering 109.7, good for a point differential of -2.2.
Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Paul Millsap averages 17.5 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 16.4 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Wilson Chandler averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Atlanta averages 102 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.3 per game. The Hawks allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Denver averages 107.5 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 58.1 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 26th with 16 per game. The Nuggets allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 103.9 and a defensive rating of 105.9. In terms of pace they average 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 108.5 and they have a defensive rating of 110.7. They get 98 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 13-16-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 12-17-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 17-12-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 21-8-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/22/16 C Dwight Howard Back "?" Friday vs. Denver
12/22/16 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Groin injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Denver
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Denver
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