Thursday, December 8, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 8-13. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 106.2 points per game while giving up 109.0 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 7-13. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 107.1, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Emmanuel Mudiay comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16.9 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
John Wall averages 24.1 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 9.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Bradley Beal averages 21.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Denver averages 106.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 59.6 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.2 per game. The Nuggets allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Washington averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 18th with 14.6 per game. The Wizards allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Wizards force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 105.8 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 99 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 96.8 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 25% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 13-8-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 14-7-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 7-13-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 13-7-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/06/16 C Nikola Jokic Wrist expected to miss Wednesday vs. Brooklyn11/15/16 G Gary Harris Ankle out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/06/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee "?"11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -4
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