Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 28-38 and a road record of 12-19. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 104.2 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 Magic have an overall record of 28-37 and a home record of 17-16. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of -2.1. Orlando has a division record of 3-8 and a conference record of 16-21. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Kenneth Faried comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 25.8 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 11.8 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Evan Fournier averages 14.5 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Victor Oladipo averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Denver averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Orlando averages 100.6 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 16th with 14.6 per game. The Magic allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Magic force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Nuggets average 99.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 114 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 16.7 per contest. The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 95.8 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 28% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Magic score 102.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 96.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -13 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.7 points per game. The Magic rating on offense is 103.7 and they have a defensive rating of 105.9. They get 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 36-27-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 37-27-2 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 35-29-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 32-33-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
03/13/16 F Joffrey Lauvergne Head injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Miami
02/28/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle out indefinitely
Orlando Magic Injuries
03/14/16 G Brandon Jennings Achilles "?" Tuesday vs. Denver
03/14/16 PG Elfrid Payton Elbow "?" Tuesday vs. Denver
03/14/16 C Nikola Vucevic Groin out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando
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