Monday, February 8, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, February 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Denver as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 20-31 and a road record of 9-16. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 100.4 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. Denver is 4-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 11-23. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Nets have an overall record of 13-39 and a home record of 9-20. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 96.3 points per game and surrendering 103.5, good for a point differential of -7.2. Brooklyn has a division record of 4-6 and a conference record of 8-24. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Will Barton averages 15.5 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Brook Lopez averages 20.3 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Denver averages 100.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.8 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 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Brooklyn averages 96.2 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 20th with 15 per game. The Nets allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nets force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Nuggets average 98.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.7 per contest. The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 104.7 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. 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 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nets score 96.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 108.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6.2 points per game. The Nets rating on offense is 101.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 21% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 28-21-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 28-21-2 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 25-26-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 24-27-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
02/06/16 F Darrell Arthur Quad "?" Sunday vs. New York
02/04/16 PG Jameer Nelson Wrist out indefinitely
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Denver
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