Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 215.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 22-34 and a road record of 11-18. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 100.7 points per game while giving up 104 per contest. Denver is 4-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 11-24. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Clippers have an overall record of 37-19 and a home record of 19-9. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 4.7. Los Angeles has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 19-13. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.3 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 88%. Will Barton averages 15.4 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Chris Paul averages 19.5 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 3.9 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 89%. J.J. Redick averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Denver averages 100.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 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 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 3rd with 13.2 per game. The Clippers allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.9 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Nuggets average 99.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104.7 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 -5 per contest. The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 104.7 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 95.6 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 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Clippers score 106.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 113.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 18.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.1 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense is 108.3 and they have a defensive rating of 103.5. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 30-24-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 31-23-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 28-24-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-30-3 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
02/23/16 PG Jameer Nelson Wrist "?" Tuesday vs. Sacramento
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
02/07/16 G Austin Rivers Hand out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
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