Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 3-8. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.3 as they are averaging 108.4 points per game while giving up 115.6 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 3-7. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 108.2, good for a point differential of -4.1.
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Brandon Knight comes into this contest averaging 11.1 points per game while playing 25 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is currently at 93%. Eric Bledsoe averages 18.4 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Emmanuel Mudiay averages 15.6 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Phoenix averages 108.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 55.8 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15.5 per game. The Suns allow 115.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Denver averages 104.1 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 60.2 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 30th with 18.1 per game. The Nuggets allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.6 and a defensive rating of 109.4. In terms of pace they average 102.7 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 24% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 103.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107.7. They get 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 15.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 9-2-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 7-3-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/15/16 C Tyson Chandler Personal "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/15/16 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Phoenix
11/15/16 G Gary Harris Ankle expected to miss Wednesday vs. Phoenix
11/15/16 F Jarnell Stokes Foot expected to miss Wednesday vs. Phoenix
11/15/16 F Will Barton Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Phoenix
11/15/16 F Wilson Chandler Hamstring probable Wednesday vs. Phoenix
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -5.5
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