Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 7-11. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 106.5 points per game while giving up 108.7 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 11-9. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.3 points per game and surrendering 94.7, good for a point differential of 4.6.
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Emmanuel Mudiay comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16.8 points per game in 36.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Gordon Hayward averages 22.1 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Rudy Gobert averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Denver averages 106.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 60.7 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16.2 per game. The Nuggets allow 108.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Utah averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 5th with 12.4 per game. The Jazz allow 94.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 99.4 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 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 108.9 and they have a defensive rating of 103.9. They get 91.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 11-7-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 12-6-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 12-8-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/01/16 F Darrell Arthur Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Houston
12/01/16 C Nikola Jokic Wrist "?" Friday vs. Houston
12/01/16 F Will Barton Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Houston
11/15/16 G Gary Harris Ankle out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/02/16 PG George Hill Toe doubtful Saturday vs. Denver
12/02/16 G Rodney Hood Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Denver
12/01/16 F Derrick Favors Knee out indefinitely
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +1
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