Friday, February 24, 2017
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, February 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 9-47. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.8 as they are averaging 105.5 points per game while giving up 114.2 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 25-31. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.6 points per game and surrendering 111.8, good for a point differential of -1.2.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 13.5 points per game in 26 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Wilson Chandler averages 15.6 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Brooklyn averages 105.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.75 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17 per game. The Nets allow 114.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.6 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Denver averages 110.6 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.18 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 5th with 15.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Nuggets force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.4 and a defensive rating of 112. In terms of pace they average 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 112.2 and they have a defensive rating of 113.4. They get 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 24-30-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 30-26-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 29-26-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 38-17-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
02/15/17 F Quincy Acy Ankle doubtful
Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/22/17 F Danilo Gallinari Groin is upgraded to "?" Thursday vs. Sacramento
02/22/17 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Thursday vs. Sacramento
02/22/17 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Back is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Sacramento
02/22/17 F Kenneth Faried Ankle is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Sacramento
02/22/17 F Wilson Chandler Illness is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Sacramento
Guy's Pick: Take Denver -9.5
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