Friday, March 4, 2016
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, March 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Denver as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 17-44 and a road record of 6-22. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.6 as they are averaging 97 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. Brooklyn is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 9-25. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets have an overall record of 24-37 and a home record of 12-18. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of -3. Denver has a division record of 4-9 and a conference record of 13-27. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Thaddeus Young averages 15 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 9.2 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Gary Harris averages 11.4 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Will Barton averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Brooklyn averages 97 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Nets allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Denver averages 101 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 19th with 14.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Nuggets force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Nets average 96.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.7 per contest. The Nets have an offensive rating of 101.9 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 21% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nuggets score 102.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 109.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3.2 points per game. The Nuggets rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 31-29-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 29-31-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 32-26-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 34-25-2 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
03/03/16 F Kenneth Faried Back probable Friday vs. Brooklyn
02/28/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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