Sunday, January 3, 2016
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, January 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 14-21 and a road record of 6-15. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 101.2 points per game while giving up 102.2 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 12-21 and a home record of 5-10. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per game and surrendering 103.8, good for a point differential of -4.9.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 24.6 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 21 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 17.3 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Will Barton averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Portland averages 101.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.4 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Denver averages 98.9 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 17th with 15 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Nuggets force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 18-17-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 19-15-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 14-17-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 17-15-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
01/02/16 PG Damian Lillard Foot "?" Sunday vs. Denver
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
01/02/16 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Golden State
01/02/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Golden State
01/01/16 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Denver
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