Monday, December 5, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, December 5, 2016. The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 7-13. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.2 as they are averaging 106.3 points per game while giving up 109.5 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 4-16. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.8 points per game and surrendering 107.8, good for a point differential of -9.9.
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Emmanuel Mudiay comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16.5 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Joel Embiid averages 18.7 points per game while playing 23.2 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Denver averages 106.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 60.1 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 16.1 per game. The Nuggets allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 97.8 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17.3 per game. The 76ers allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The 76ers force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 98.9 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 28% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 99 and they have a defensive rating of 109. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 12-8-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 14-6-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 12-8-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/03/16 C Nikola Jokic Wrist expected to miss next 2 games
11/15/16 G Gary Harris Ankle out indefinitely
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/04/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist "?" Monday vs. Denver
12/04/16 F Robert Covington Knee doubtful Monday vs. Denver
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
10/21/16 C Nerlens Noel Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +4.5
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