Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 1 point favorites. The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 15-23. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 108.8 points per game while giving up 111.2 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 15-30. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 110.2, good for a point differential of -5.8.
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Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Wilson Chandler averages 16.4 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Julius Randle averages 13.4 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Jordan Clarkson averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Denver averages 108.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 56.8 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.5 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 23rd with 15.1 per game. The Lakers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 25.2 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 110 and a defensive rating of 112.4. 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 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 106.5 and they have a defensive rating of 112.5. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 19-19-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 27-10-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 19-25-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-19-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/16/17 F Darrell Arthur Leg is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. Orlando
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/20/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee expected to miss 4 weeks
01/16/17 C Tarik Black Ankle injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Denver
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -1
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