Monday, October 31, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Monday, October 31, 2016. The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 1-1. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 110.0 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 1-1. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 100.0 points per game and surrendering 92.5, good for a point differential of 7.5.
Will Barton comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 41.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 100%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16 points per game in 43 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 33% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kyle Lowry averages 13.5 points per game while playing 38.5 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 28% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. DeMar DeRozan averages 36 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Denver averages 110 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 70.5 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 21 per game. The Nuggets allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 27 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Toronto averages 100 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 21% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 56.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 19th with 15 per game. The Raptors allow 92.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 18.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Raptors force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 98.7 and a defensive rating of 97.3. In terms of pace they average 106 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 97. They get 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 45%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/29/16 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Monday vs Toronto
10/29/16 G Gary Harris Groin "?" Monday vs Toronto
Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/30/16 C Lucas Nogueira Ankle "?" Monday vs. Denver
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Denver
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