Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 19-30 and a road record of 9-15. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.6 as they are averaging 100.4 points per game while giving up 104 per contest. Denver is 4-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 11-22. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Jazz have an overall record of 22-25 and a home record of 15-10. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.9 points per game and surrendering 96.7, good for a point differential of 1.2. Utah has a division record of 4-6 and a conference record of 11-17. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.6 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 87%. Will Barton averages 15.6 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Gordon Hayward averages 19.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Derrick Favors averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Denver averages 100.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.9 per game. The Nuggets allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Utah averages 97.9 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 19th with 14.8 per game. The Jazz allow 96.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Nuggets average 99 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 111.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.3 per contest. The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 104.7 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 95.3 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 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Jazz score 99.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 17 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.8 points per game. The Jazz rating on offense is 106.3 and they have a defensive rating of 104.9. They get 90.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 26-21-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 27-20-2 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 25-21-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 20-27-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
02/02/16 PG Jameer Nelson Wrist "?" Wednesday vs. Utah
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Denver
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