Friday, December 30, 2016
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 12 point favorites and the total is set at 212.5. The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 7-23. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.5 as they are averaging 98.7 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 14-18. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per game and surrendering 109.2, good for a point differential of -1.8.
Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 13.5 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Wilson Chandler averages 16.4 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Philadelphia averages 98.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 17.1 per game. The 76ers allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Denver averages 107.4 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 57.7 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 24th with 15.9 per game. The Nuggets allow 109.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Nuggets force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 100.5 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 108.7 and they have a defensive rating of 110.5. They get 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-15-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 17-15-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 21-10-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/29/16 F Richaun Holmes Concussion is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Utah
12/28/16 G Gerald Henderson Hip expected to miss Thursday vs Utah and Friday vs Denver
12/28/16 C Joel Embiid Rest expected to miss Thursday vs. Utah
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -12
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