Saturday, October 29, 2016
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The Portland Blazers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Denver as -1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.5.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 1-1. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of +0.5 as they are averaging 109.5 points per game while giving up 109.0 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 1-0. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.0 points per game and surrendering 102.0, good for a point differential of +5.0.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 34 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Allen Crabbe averages 14 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Will Barton averages 22 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Danilo Gallinari averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 38 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Portland averages 109.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 46% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13 per game. The Blazers allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 15.5 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 9.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Denver averages 107 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 69 rebounds per game and 18 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 30th with 25 per game. The Nuggets allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 16% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 31 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Nuggets force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 222.2 and a defensive rating of 221.2. In terms of pace they average 49.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 514%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 830% and they shoot 3 pointers on -336% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 47.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 5.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 99.3 and they have a defensive rating of 94.7. They get 107.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 20.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 9.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 43%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/28/16 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Saturday vs. Portland
10/28/16 G Gary Harris Groin "?" Saturday vs. Portland
Guy's Pick: Take Denver
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