Friday, March 31, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Denver Nuggets head to Time Warner Cable Arena to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, March 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 35-39. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 111.4 points per game while giving up 111.3 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 34-41. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 40-33-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 47-26-1 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 33-39-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 38-37-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/04/17 G Mo Williams Knee out for season
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/03/17 C Miles Plumlee Calf out indefinitely
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Gary Harris comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Nuggets. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.3 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kemba Walker averages 22.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 111.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.15 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.1 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 44 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 30th with 11.5 per game. The Hornets allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 113.2 and a defensive rating of 113.1. In terms of pace they average 98 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 33% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 108.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 10.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver +1.5
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