Thursday, January 28, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 17-28 and a road record of 8-13. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.1 as they are averaging 99.7 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. Denver is 4-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 11-22. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Wizards have an overall record of 20-23 and a home record of 10-14. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of -2.5. Washington has a division record of 7-3 and a conference record of 15-14. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Will Barton averages 15.5 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
John Wall averages 19.6 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 9.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Denver averages 99.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.6 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 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.
Washington averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 17th with 14.8 per game. The Wizards allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Wizards force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Nuggets average 97.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4 per contest. The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 104.4 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 95 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Wizards score 102.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 95.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -2.2 points per game. The Wizards rating on offense is 104.3 and they have a defensive rating of 106.9. They get 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 22-21-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 25-19-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 22-21-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 23-19-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
01/27/16 PG Jameer Nelson Wrist doubtful Wednesday vs. Boston
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/23/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
01/27/16 G Bradley Beal Nose "?" Thursday vs. Denver
01/26/16 F Kris Humphries Knee expected to miss Thursday vs. Denver
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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