Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Denver as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.5.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 9-62 and a road record of 3-32. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.7 as they are averaging 96.9 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. Philadelphia is 2-12 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 3-42. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets have an overall record of 29-42 and a home record of 16-19. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of -2.7. Denver has a division record of 4-9 and a conference record of 15-27. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Isaiah Canaan comes into this contest averaging 10.9 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Nerlens Noel averages 11.1 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Kenneth Faried averages 12.9 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 60%. Gary Harris averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Philadelphia averages 96.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17 per game. The 76ers allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Denver averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.9 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 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Nuggets force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The 76ers average 96 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 92.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -15 per contest. The 76ers have an offensive rating of 98.3 and a defensive rating of 109.2. In terms of pace they average 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nuggets score 104.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 96.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -14.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.3 points per game. The Nuggets rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 31-39-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 38-32-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 38-30-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 41-28-2 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
03/22/16 F Richaun Holmes Achilles is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Denver
03/22/16 F Robert Covington Concussion "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
03/11/16 C Jahlil Okafor Knee out for season
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
03/22/16 F Kenneth Faried Back "?" Wednesday vs. Philadelphia
03/22/16 F Jakarr Sampson Shoulder "?" Wednesday vs. Philadelphia
02/28/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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