Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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The Denver Nuggets head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 23-28. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 110.2 points per game while giving up 111.3 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 30-22. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Emmanuel Mudiay comes into this game averaging 11.8 points per contest while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Nuggets. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Wilson Chandler averages 15.4 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
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Dennis Schroder averages 17.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Paul Millsap averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Denver averages 110.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 56.2 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 15.5 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.3 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 categories. Opponents average 47.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Atlanta averages 103.8 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 25th with 15.4 per game. The Hawks allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 111.6 and a defensive rating of 112.7. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 105.5 and they have a defensive rating of 106. They get 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 27-23-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 35-15-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 26-26-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 23-28-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/07/17 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Back "?" Wednesday vs. Atlanta
02/07/17 F Kenneth Faried Personal "?" Wednesday vs. Atlanta
02/03/17 F Danilo Gallinari Groin out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
02/07/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta -5.5
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