Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
The Nuggets head into this matchup with a mark of 16-15. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 107.3 points per contest while giving up 107.3 per game. The Warriors have an overall mark of 25-6. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 116.2 points per contest and giving up 105.3, which is a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 13-17-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 15-16-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 15-16-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 15-16-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/20/17 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle is "?" Friday vs Portland
12/20/17 G Gary Harris Elbow is "?" Friday vs Portland
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/22/17 C Zaza Pachulia Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs LA Lakers
12/21/17 F Draymond Green Shoulder is upgraded to probable Friday vs LA Lakers
12/21/17 PG Shaun Livingston Knee is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs LA Lakers
12/20/17 G Andre Iguodala Flu is "?" Friday vs LA Lakers
12/05/17 PG Stephen Curry Ankle is out indefinitely
Gary Harris averages 16.1 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Will Barton comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%.
Kevin Durant averages 26.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Klay Thompson averages 21 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd 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 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Denver averages 107.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.03 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 45 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 105.3 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 41.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season. Golden State is 1st in the league with 116.2 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 10.9. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 30.5. The Warriors are 4th in turnovers per game with 16.2.
The Nuggets are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 9th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Denver is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Golden State is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league. The Warriors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115, and their defensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver
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