Saturday, December 10, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 8-15. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.0 as they are averaging 105.5 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 10-13. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 94.3 points per game and surrendering 98.8, good for a point differential of -4.5.
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Emmanuel Mudiay comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16.2 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Evan Fournier averages 16.7 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nikola Vucevic averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Denver averages 105.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 59.7 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Orlando averages 94.3 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 12th with 13.6 per game. The Magic allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Magic force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 105.2 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 98.9 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 30% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Magic rating on offense is 99.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.7. They get 94.4 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. Orlando turns the ball over on 12.7 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 49%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 13-10-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 15-8-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 9-13-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 8-15-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/09/16 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Orlando
11/15/16 G Gary Harris Ankle out indefinitely
Orlando Magic Injuries
12/09/16 C Nikola Vucevic Eye probable Friday vs. Charlotte
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +4
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