Thursday, March 17, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 28-40 and a road record of 12-21. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. Denver is 4-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-27. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Hawks have an overall record of 38-29 and a home record of 21-12. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 98.6, good for a point differential of 3.4. Atlanta has a division record of 7-6 and a conference record of 22-18. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Kenneth Faried comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%. Gary Harris averages 12 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jeff Teague averages 15 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Paul Millsap averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Denver averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.1 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 48.8 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 23rd with 15.1 per game. The Hawks allow 98.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Hawks force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Nuggets average 100.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 115 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.7 per contest. The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Hawks score 102.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 98.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.6 points per game. The Hawks rating on offense is 104.7 and they have a defensive rating of 101.2. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 37-28-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 39-27-2 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 33-32-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-36-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
03/16/16 F Kenneth Faried Back injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Atlanta
02/28/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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