Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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The Denver Nuggets head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Denver as 3.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 21-25. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 110.3 points per game while giving up 111.1 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 16-34. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per game and surrendering 110.0, good for a point differential of -6.4.
Wilson Chandler comes into this game averaging 15.5 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Nuggets. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Danilo Gallinari averages 17.3 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 14.1 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Julius Randle averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
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Denver averages 110.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 56.3 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.1 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 29th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 103.6 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 110.1 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 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 111.7 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 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 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 112.6. They get 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 25-20-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 32-13-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 22-27-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 26-23-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/30/17 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Back "?" Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
01/30/17 C Nikola Jokic Hip doubtful Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/30/17 PG D'Angelo Russell MCL "?" Tuesday vs. Denver
01/28/17 F Julius Randle Pneumonia out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Denver -3.5
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