Thursday, March 10, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Denver as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 213.5.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 17-46 and a road record of 6-25. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.8 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 107.4 per contest. Phoenix is 3-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 11-27. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets have an overall record of 26-38 and a home record of 14-19. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of -2.6. Denver has a division record of 4-9 and a conference record of 14-27. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 11.4 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. P.J. Tucker averages 7.1 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Kenneth Faried averages 13 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 8.9 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 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Phoenix averages 100.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The Suns allow 107.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Denver averages 101.7 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 17th with 14.6 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Nuggets force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Suns average 97.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.7 per contest. The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.3 and a defensive rating of 109.3. In terms of pace they average 98.1 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 30% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Nuggets score 104 ppg at home and they have averaged 115.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -2.4 points per game. The Nuggets rating on offense is 105.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 95.6 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 13.2 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%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 25-38-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 33-30-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 34-27-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 36-26-2 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
03/09/16 PG Brandon Knight Groin is upgraded to "?" Wednesday vs. New York
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
02/28/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle out indefinitely
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