Friday, April 8, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, April 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 65-12 and a road record of 26-12. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 104 points per game while giving up 92.5 per contest. San Antonio is 13-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 41-6. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets have an overall record of 32-47 and a home record of 17-22. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of -3. Denver has a division record of 4-10 and a conference record of 17-32. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 18.1 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kenneth Faried averages 12.5 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 61%. Gary Harris averages 12.3 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 81%.
San Antonio averages 104 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Spurs allow 92.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Denver averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3 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 53.4 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Nuggets force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Spurs average 102.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 96.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Spurs have an offensive rating of 110.8 and a defensive rating of 98.5. In terms of pace they average 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Nuggets score 104.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 101 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -12.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -2.2 points per game. The Nuggets rating on offense is 105.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 95.7 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 28% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 42-34-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 33-43-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 40-36-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 45-32-2 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
04/04/16 C Boris Diaw Groin expected to miss 3 games
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
04/07/16 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Friday vs. San Antonio
02/28/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio
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