Sunday, November 13, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Sunday, November 13, 2016. The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 3-5. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 105.1 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 6-4. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per game and surrendering 111.7, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Will Barton averages 18 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 95%.
C.J. McCollum averages 22.2 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Damian Lillard averages 30.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Denver averages 105.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 59.9 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 18.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Portland averages 108.4 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 17th with 15.2 per game. The Blazers allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 57.3 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 19.4 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Blazers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 103.5 and a defensive rating of 106.4. In terms of pace they average 100.2 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 29% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 107.2 and they have a defensive rating of 110.5. They get 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 6-2-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 4-6-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 7-3-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/16 F Darrell Arthur Knee is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Detroit
11/12/16 F Wilson Chandler Hamstring is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Detroit
11/11/16 F Will Barton Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Detroit
Portland Blazers Injuries
11/12/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Calf "?" Sunday vs. Denver
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Portland -8.5
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