Saturday, January 30, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.5.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 18-29 and a road record of 9-14. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4 as they are averaging 100.1 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. Denver is 4-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 11-22. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Pacers have an overall record of 24-22 and a home record of 14-7. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 99.8, good for a point differential of 2.7. Indiana has a division record of 4-5 and a conference record of 16-9. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Will Barton averages 15.7 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 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 85%.
Paul George averages 23.6 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. George Hill averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Denver averages 100.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Indiana averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Pacers allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Pacers force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Nuggets average 98.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 108.3 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 per contest. The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 104.6 and a defensive rating of 108.8. 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 52% 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 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pacers score 103.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 99 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.1 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense is 104.5 and they have a defensive rating of 101.7. They get 97.2 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 28% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 24-21-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 26-20-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 24-22-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 21-25-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
01/29/16 F Joffrey Lauvergne Toe "?" Saturday vs. Indiana
Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/14/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Denver
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