Friday, March 25, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, March 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Denver as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 214.5.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 30-42 and a road record of 13-23. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. Denver is 4-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-27. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 15-56 and a home record of 10-25. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 98 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of -8.7. Los Angeles has a division record of 2-12 and a conference record of 7-37. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
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 12.2 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kobe Bryant averages 16.9 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Denver averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 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 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.9 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 21st and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 98 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 13.7 per game. The Lakers allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Lakers force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Nuggets average 99.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.7 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 -8 per contest. The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 108.4. 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 27% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Lakers score 96.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 101.3 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 -6.3 points per game. The Lakers rating on offense is 102.4 and they have a defensive rating of 111.5. They get 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 38-31-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 41-29-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 32-38-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 32-39-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
03/24/16 C Jusuf Nurkic Respiratory probable Friday vs. LA Lakers
03/24/16 F Kenneth Faried Back "?" Friday vs. LA Lakers
02/28/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/24/16 F Ryan Kelly Wrist "?" Friday vs. Denver
03/05/16 F Anthony Brown Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Denver
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