Friday, February 19, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Friday, February 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 218.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 22-32 and a road record of 11-17. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 100.5 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. Denver is 4-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 11-23. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Kings have an overall record of 22-31 and a home record of 13-13. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.1 points per game and surrendering 109.1, good for a point differential of -2. Sacramento has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 10-20. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Will Barton averages 15.5 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 26.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Rudy Gay averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Denver averages 100.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.5 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Sacramento averages 107.1 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 28th with 16.5 per game. The Kings allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Kings force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Nuggets average 98.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5 per contest. The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 104.9 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they average 95.2 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 28% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Kings score 106.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 111 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.5 points per game. The Kings rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 30-22-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 29-23-2 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 23-29-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 27-24-2 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
02/18/16 F Darrell Arthur Quad probable Friday vs. Sacramento
02/04/16 PG Jameer Nelson Wrist out indefinitely
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
02/18/16 G Ben McLemore Wrist "?" Friday vs. Denver
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento
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