Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 4 point favorites.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 38-42. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 111.8 points per game while giving up 111.5 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 46-34. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.7 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 44-35-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 50-29-1 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 44-35-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-41-6 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
04/10/17 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Dallas
04/10/17 PG Jameer Nelson Calf is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Dallas
04/09/17 F Kenneth Faried Back "?" Tuesday vs. Dallas
03/04/17 G Mo Williams Knee out for season
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
04/11/17 G Alejandro Abrines Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
04/10/17 F Doug McDermott Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Minnesota
Gary Harris comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.7 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Russell Westbrook averages 31.9 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 10.7 rebounds per game and has 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Steven Adams averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 111.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.23 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.9 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.5 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 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd 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 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106.7 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.83 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 7th with 15 per game. The Thunder allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 113.4 and a defensive rating of 113.1. In terms of pace they average 98.2 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 13.1 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 Thunder rating on offense is 108.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. 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. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.2 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 51%.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -4
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