Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 11-16. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 107.4 points per game while giving up 109.4 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 20-8. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 109.6 points per game and surrendering 101.6, good for a point differential of 8.0.
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Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Wilson Chandler averages 17 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Chris Paul averages 17.6 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 9.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. DeAndre Jordan averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 13 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Denver averages 107.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 58.7 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.3 per game. The Nuggets allow 109.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 109.6 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Clippers allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Clippers force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 107.9 and a defensive rating of 110. In terms of pace they average 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 112.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.7. They get 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 16-11-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 19-8-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 13-15-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 18-10-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/18/16 PG Jameer Nelson Jaw is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Dallas
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Blake Griffin Knee doubtful Tuesday vs. Denver
10/25/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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