Saturday, March 12, 2016
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The Washington Wizards travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Denver as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 30-33 and a road record of 14-16. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. Washington is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-20. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets have an overall record of 27-38 and a home record of 15-19. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of -2.3. Denver has a division record of 4-9 and a conference record of 15-27. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Bradley Beal averages 17.8 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kenneth Faried averages 12.8 points per game while playing 25.9 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%.
Washington averages 102.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Denver averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 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 24th in the NBA. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 17th with 14.6 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.2 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 51 rebounds a game which ranks 10th 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 19th in the NBA.
The Wizards average 101.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -11 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 104.6 and a defensive rating of 106.4. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nuggets score 104.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 114 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 12 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.8 points per game. The Nuggets rating on offense is 105.5 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. 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 13.1 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 51%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 32-31-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 33-29-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 35-27-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 36-27-2 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
03/10/16 G Bradley Beal Pelvis missed last game, probable Friday vs. Utah
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
02/28/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Denver
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